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    Civil Liberties in a Pandemic

    Stefanie Stantcheva

    Recent surveys find that attitudes toward the trade-offs between individual rights and measures to protect public health differ across countries, and according to socioeconomic and other factors. But very few people think that individual liberty is more "sacred" than public health.

    shares findings from 15 countries on public attitudes toward the trade-offs needed to tackle COVID-19.
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    American Apocalypse?

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    6. Pablo Piccato Pablo Piccato ,
    7. Richard Pildes Richard Pildes ,
    8. Stephen Pomper Stephen Pomper ,
    9. Eric Posner Eric Posner ,
    10. Nouriel Roubini Nouriel Roubini ,
    11. Jason Stanley Jason Stanley

    The United States’ global image as an exemplar of democracy and the rule of law has taken a battering during Donald Trump’s presidency. If the November 3 election descends into widespread violence, protracted litigation, and a long-term constitutional crisis involving the Supreme Court, America’s most valuable asset – its soft power – would be shattered.

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op_stantcheva2_Mark MakelaGetty Images_lockdown protest Mark Makela/Getty Images

Civil Liberties in a Pandemic

Stefanie Stantcheva

Recent surveys find that attitudes toward the trade-offs between individual rights and measures to protect public health differ across countries, and according to socioeconomic and other factors. But very few people think that individual liberty is more "sacred" than public health.

shares findings from 15 countries on public attitudes toward the trade-offs needed to tackle COVID-19.
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Trump apocalypse BP Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images

American Apocalypse?

Featured in this Big Picture
  1. Elmira Bayrasli Elmira Bayrasli ,
  2. Elizabeth Drew Elizabeth Drew ,
  3. Federico Finchelstein Federico Finchelstein ,
  4. Alex Hinton Alex Hinton ,
  5. Robert Malley Robert Malley ,
  6. Pablo Piccato Pablo Piccato ,
  7. Richard Pildes Richard Pildes ,
  8. Stephen Pomper Stephen Pomper ,
  9. Eric Posner Eric Posner ,
  10. Nouriel Roubini Nouriel Roubini ,
  11. Jason Stanley Jason Stanley

The United States’ global image as an exemplar of democracy and the rule of law has taken a battering during Donald Trump’s presidency. If the November 3 election descends into widespread violence, protracted litigation, and a long-term constitutional crisis involving the Supreme Court, America’s most valuable asset – its soft power – would be shattered.

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Big Tech Reckoning

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  1. Diane Coyle,
  2. Oscar Jonsson,
  3. Dambisa Moyo,
  4. Taylor Owen,
  5. Robert B. Reich,
  6. Dani Rodrik

Policymakers on both sides of the Atlantic are increasingly unwilling to leave the governance of technology in the hands of those who design it. But will they succeed in taming Big Tech and developing global rules for the digital economy, or will dominant platforms and national interests prevail?

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The People’s Bankers?

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  4. Hélène Rey,
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In little more than a decade, the global financial crisis, climate change, and the COVID-19 pandemic have transformed the monetary-policy environment. How responsive central banks should be to shifts in public opinion, and how broadly they should interpret their mandates, have become urgent questions for those who run them.

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