Economic power and influence will continue to shift from west to east next year, with no obvious convulsions on the horizon.
Unless Europe addresses flaws in growth patterns and pursues urgent reforms, the longer-term risks to its survival will continue to mount.
The eurozone is stuck in a semi-permanent economic malaise, which could destroy it.
Multilateralism is giving way to national self-interest. As inequality across countries has declined, inequality within countries has surged — to the point that the reversal of priorities was probably inevitable.
There are different types of forces that could be suppressing economic growth, not all of which are beyond our control.
Since the 2008 global financial crisis, austerity and balance-sheet repair have been the watchwords of the global economy. And yet today, more than ever, debt is fueling concern about growth.
How can the West improve its economic performance at a time when political instability is impeding effective policymaking?
Restoring growth to the global economy will require the removal of obstacles to investment, efforts to fix dysfunctional labor markets and measures to counteract rising inequality.
While the Fed's rate hike, prudently accompanied by an emphasis on small and gradual steps, may not turn out to be a trigger, the concerns about the knock-on effects are legitimate.
Today's sharing-economy companies like Amazon and eBay have left their infancy, and their services will one day be ubiquitous.