Rana Foroohar is an assistant managing editor at Time and the magazine’s economics columnist. She speaks regularly on CNN as global economic analyst, covering the intersection of economics, business, politics, and foreign affairs for both domestic and international operations. In addition, she is an economic and political contributor at New York City’s public radio station, WNYC. Prior to Time, Foroohar spent thirteen years at Newsweek as an economic and foreign affairs editor and a foreign correspondent. She won the German Marshall Fund’s Peter Weitz Prize for transatlantic reporting and is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Rana lives in Brooklyn.
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