Author Archives: Nathan Tankus

About Nathan Tankus

Nathan is a writer living in New York City. You can follow him on Twitter at @NathanTankus.

MMN Event This Monday: Politics, Corruption, and Campaign Finance

The Modern Money Network presents Politics, Corruption, and Campaign Finance: Electoral Machines as part of its “Money” seminar series. WHEN Monday, September 14, 12:00 PM EDT. WHERE William and June Warren (“Big Warren”) Hall, Room L-107 (Basement), Columbia University between 115th Street and 116th Street on Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY. See map for details. […]


Don Quijones: Why Are the Four Richest Men in Mexico Getting Crushed?

By Don Quijones, of Spain and Mexico. Originally published at Wolf Street Tough times for Mexico’s very richest. A couple of weeks ago, I reportedthat Carlos Slim, once the world’s richest man and the undisputed Big Boss of Slimlandia, as Mexico has come to be called, lost $7 billion in the first seven months of 2015. But […]


“@ Hillary Clinton: How does your student loan debt make you feel? Tell us in 3 emojis or less.”

The above tweet is real and is from Hillary Clinton’s official twitter account. It is very difficult to express how appalling this sentiment is. It represents much of what’s wrong with American politics in our current moment.


What is the IMF?

By Nathan Tankus, a writer from New York City. Follow him on Twitter at @NathanTankus International political economy is filled with an alphabet soup of organizations that govern all different areas of economic life. Journalists and other commentators tend to talk about these organizations like they have singular positions and immutable opinions. They do not. Instead […]


Mario Draghi: The ECB Has No Mandate To Ensure Checks Clear Or Credit Cards Work

By Nathan Tankus, a writer from New York City. Follow him on Twitter at @NathanTankus Last week Mario Draghi held a press conference following the decision to raise ELA a paltry 900 million dollars for Greek banks. In that press conference he said many things but I’d like to focus on one passage that has gotten […]


Lagarde Distances the IMF From Implications of Leaked Debt Sustainability Report

By Nathan Tankus, a writer from New York City. Follow him on Twitter at @NathanTankus Earlier this week I did a detailed analysis of the way the media misreported Lew and Lagarde’s statements last week regarding Greece. Yesterday this type of misreporting reared its ugly head again when an update to the Debt Sustainability report […]


The Awful Press Coverage of Lew and Lagarde That Fueled Delusion Wednesday

By Nathan Tankus, a writer from New York City. Follow him on Twitter at @NathanTankus Part of the difficulty of writing in detail about the Greek crisis is how awful the reporting is. Headlines often say misleading or outright lies, backed up by articles that are usually somewhat less misleading but require strong parsing to […]