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Capitalism After the Pandemic

2020 Oct 22

Getting the Recovery Right

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How to Govern the New Digital Domain

2020 Oct 21

For too long, and on too many issues, policymakers have left the governance of technology in the hands of those who design it. Governments face three imperatives...

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The uncertain future of capitalism after coronavirus

2020 Oct 19

The pandemic made a global economic slowdown much worse. Maybe its time to rethink a system based on endless growth.

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Scotland after Sterling

2020 Oct 19

Scottish advocates of leaving the United Kingdom need a plan for a new currency and an independent central bank...

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How to Make Japan Great Again

2020 Oct 18

If Japans new prime minister, Yoshihide Suga, wants to emerge from the shadow cast by his predecessor, he will need to devise a compelling message

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The Coming Equity Shortage

2020 Oct 13

Firms that manage to survive until an effective COVID-19 vaccine is widely available will have a bright future but weak balance sheets. Innovative new private-equity funds, modeled on US special-purpose acquisition companies, could provide much-needed cap

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Capitalists and Socialists of the World, Unite!

2020 Oct 05

Although it can be politically expedient to draw a thick line between capitalist decentralization and socialist central planning, the truth is that these two systems have converged on many occasions...

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The Redistribution Games

2020 Oct 02

Life is not the Olympics, where talent and training determine an athlete’s performance. It’s more like a Roman arena in which well-armed gladiators vanquish unarmed ...

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White-Collar Crime, No Punishment

2020 Oct 01

Even if the latest scandals in banking reveal nothing new about the financial industrys ethical standards, they have put a spotlight on a bigger emerging problem the complicity of law enforcement agencies in white-collar crime.

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Kadhimi’s Rolling Reshuffle (Part 2): Protecting Iraq’s Economic Institutions and Borders

2020 Sep 24

As technocrats increasingly fill key government roles, U.S. officials need to help Baghdad withstand the inevitable counterpunch from political and militia factions used to dictating such appointments.

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Kadhimi’s Rolling Reshuffle (Part 1): Military Command Changes

2020 Sep 19

To strengthen Iraq’s capacity for resisting militia and foreign influence, Washington should keep supporting the campaign to remake the military one commander at a time.

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Can Lebanon’s Fires Be Put Out?

2020 Sep 05

The blasts that ripped through Beirut’s historic port could hardly have come at a worse time, as the city struggles with the coronavirus pandemic and an economic crisis...

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