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    Will Trump Benefit from the Attempt on His Life?

    Shang-Jin Wei

    Taiwan’s experience suggests that the attempted assassination of former US President Donald Trump may provide him with enough sympathy votes to return to the White House. Barring a dramatic shift, such as President Joe Biden being replaced by a more dynamic nominee, the prospects for a Democratic victory appear dim.

    draws parallels between the attack on Trump and the incident that swayed the 2004 Taiwanese election.
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    Restore the Olympic Peace

    Dmitry Muratov, et al.

    When the Olympics were held in ancient times, the frequent wars between the Greek city states were suspended. If the billions of people who will watch this summer's Paris Olympic Games were to take inspiration from this history and call for ceasefires in today's wars, how many lives might be saved?

    see the Paris Summer Games as an ideal moment to advocate ceasefires and negotiations in ongoing wars.
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    The Supreme Court Just Sabotaged the US Economy

    Kenneth Jacobs considers the implications of a decision that will hobble federal rulemaking and unleash a wave of litigation.
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    The King of the Americans

    Steve Pincus observes that the US Supreme Court has given the president powers denied to English monarchs since James II.
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    Fighting Climate Change Requires a Different Mindset

    Sonia Guajajara thinks the rest of the world can learn a lot from how indigenous peoples relate to nature.
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    Gen Z’s Growing Consumer Power

    Wolfgang Fengler explains how the generation’s enormous economic potential will unfold over the next two decades.
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    The New-Old Authoritarianism

    Ruth Ben-Ghiat explains how Donald Trump and other “strongmen” leaders are dismantling democracy.
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    From the Washington Consensus to the Berlin Declaration

    Dani Rodrik, et al. tout a new understanding by leading economists about what policymakers must do to preempt the populist threat.
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    The Way Forward for Ukraine’s Economy

    Joseph E. Stiglitz & Andrew Kosenko offer a roadmap for guiding the country's recovery and reconstruction during and after the war.
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  1. The King of the Americans
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    The King of the Americans

    Jul 16, 2024 Steve Pincus observes that the US Supreme Court has given the president powers denied to English monarchs since James II.

  2. Will Trump Benefit from the Attempt on His Life?
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    Will Trump Benefit from the Attempt on His Life?

    Jul 16, 2024 Shang-Jin Wei draws parallels between the attack on Trump and the incident that swayed the 2004 Taiwanese election.

  3. Fighting Climate Change Requires a Different Mindset
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    Fighting Climate Change Requires a Different Mindset

    Jul 16, 2024 Sonia Guajajara thinks the rest of the world can learn a lot from how indigenous peoples relate to nature.

  4. The Supreme Court Just Sabotaged the US Economy
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    The Supreme Court Just Sabotaged the US Economy

    Jul 16, 2024 Kenneth Jacobs considers the implications of a decision that will hobble federal rulemaking and unleash a wave of litigation.

  5. Gen Z’s Growing Consumer Power
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    Gen Z’s Growing Consumer Power

    Jul 16, 2024 Wolfgang Fengler explains how the generation’s enormous economic potential will unfold over the next two decades.

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    The Way Forward for Ukraine’s Economy

    Joseph E. Stiglitz & Andrew Kosenko

    With sufficient assistance from the West, Ukraine will prevail over its much larger and richer authoritarian neighbor. But to enjoy the fruits of victory, it will have to move faster in its transition from a post-communist oligarchy, while being careful to resist the siren call of free-market fundamentalism.

    offer a roadmap for guiding the country's recovery and reconstruction during and after the war.
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    Joseph E. Stiglitz on inflation, freedom, neoliberalism, and more

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    The Decline and Fall of the Petrodollar?

    Carla Norrlöf considers whether Saudi Arabia would ever move away from invoicing its oil trade in US dollars.
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    Jean-Baptiste Wautier considers why capitalism is creating problems instead of solving them, and how to save the system from itself.
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    Todd G. Buchholz points out that not all the reasons for the US economy’s strong performance are positive, highlights the limits of antitrust enforcement, suggests that China is undermining both its own future growth and the world trading apparatus, and more.
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    The Evolution of Empire

    John Andrews traces the enduring role of imperial power from the eighteenth century to the present.

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    Fighting Climate Change Requires a Different Mindset

    Sonia Guajajara thinks the rest of the world can learn a lot from how indigenous peoples relate to nature.
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    How Europe Can Fix Its Competitiveness Problem

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