The apparent aim of such critiques is to try to prevent the economies of individual countries from becoming unstable pillars.
Surging demand for cars in rapidly growing nations will mean a robust car industry in 20 years. The US will have a piece of it – though smaller than today – and the models it turns out will be much greener as the iconic industry reinvents itself.
Despite capitalism's recently damaged reputation, participants at the World Economic Forum on the Middle East this weekend agreed that minimal regulation was key to growth.
From roofers to bakers, the entrepreneurial class that helped the country rebuild after the war eases the impact of the recession.
Some 40 percent of foreclosure-related evictions involve renters. Congress and 13 states weigh giving them greater protection.
Economic retreat could hamper green investment – but it could also spur a drive to move economies away from fossil-fuel dependencies.
With oil prices down by half since July, the Venezuelan leader's largess may dry up.
Some economists see some rays of light amid the economic gloom.