Rana Foroohar

Rana Foroohar is Global Business Columnist and Associate Editor at the Financial Times, based in New York. She is also CNN’s Global Economic Analyst. Her first book, “Makers and Takers: The Rise of Finance and the Fall of American Business,” was shortlisted for the Financial Times McKinsey Book of the Year award in 2016. Her second book, “Don’t Be Evil: How Big Tech Betrayed Its Founding Principles – And All of Us,” released in 2019, was named Porchlight Business Book of the year. Her third book, “Homecoming: The Path to Prosperity in a Post-Global World,” was published by Crown in October 2022, and is one of Kirkus’ best non-fiction books of 2022.

Prior to joining the FT and CNN, Foroohar spent 6 years at TIME, as assistant managing editor and economic columnist. She also spent 13 years at Newsweek, as an economic and foreign affairs editor and a foreign correspondent covering Europe and the Middle East. She is the recipient of the German Marshall Fund’s Peter Weitz Prize for transatlantic reporting, and has received awards and fellowships from institutions such as the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing (SABEW), the Newswoman’s Club of New York, the Johns Hopkins School of International Affairs and the East West Center. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and sits on the board of the Open Markets Institute.

Foroohar graduated in 1992 from Barnard College, Columbia University. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, the author John Sedgwick, and her two children.

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World Economic Roundtable

Explaining a Decade of Stagnation: Where Do We Go From Here?

Event Discussion | Dec 14, 2017

The World Economic Roundtable seeks to help the business, investment, and policy communities understand ongoing changes in the world economy and to promote a discussion of ideas that can advance the goal of a widely shared global prosperity.

The Dangers of Financialization

Video | Oct 10, 2016

The financial system no longer funds new ideas and projects — only about 15 percent of the money coming out of financial institutions goes into business investment; the rest is spent buying and selling existing financial instruments.

Neither Clinton nor Trump is engaging with the causes of America’s economic woes

Article | May 17, 2016

Author Rana Foroohar explains why the economic policies being touted by both presidential frontrunners offer none of the new thinking necessary to drive a policy response to revitalize the economy

Paul Ryan Sorry for Calling Americans “Takers." Let's Talk About the Real Takers.

Article | Mar 28, 2016

Rana Foroohar’s new book, Makers and Takers: The Rise of Finance and the Fall of American Business, gets to the stuff Ryan conveniently left out.