Danielle DiMartino Booth

Not surprisingly, Brussels has a similar feel to that of Washington D.C. but much more relaxed given the bureaucrats have bureaucratic underlings. A tour of the Parliament building had the feeling of a vast city center filled with humanity, but strangely absent of energy. My hosts were the first to concede that not near enough gets done here, not enough meaningful decisions made, precisely because there are too many institutions, too many committees within those institutions and sub-committees within those committees...

Global Debt Investors: The Silence of the Lambs

Danielle DiMartino Booth

This week I found inspiration in an unlikely place, the 1991 blockbuster, The Silence of the Lambs, released inappropriately on Valentine’s Day that year (can you imagine a less appropriate date night movie? The silence heard today, though, is that of investors who are doing their level best to see and hear no evil. The blind eye they turn is to central banks...