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Angus Deaton

Angus Deaton

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Angus Deaton, the 2015 Nobel laureate in economics, is Professor Emeritus of Economics and International Affairs at the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs and Presidential Professor of Economics at the University of Southern California. He is the co-author of Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism, Princeton University Press, 2020.

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  1. America's Killer Capitalism
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    America's Killer Capitalism

    Dec 4, 2021 Anne Case & Angus Deaton show that there are no excuses for the declining prospects among less-educated cohorts.

  2. An Interview with Angus Deaton
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    An Interview with Angus Deaton

    Jun 15, 2021 Angus Deaton

  3. American Capitalism’s Poor Prognosis
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    American Capitalism’s Poor Prognosis

    Jan 13, 2021 Angus Deaton sees little chance for reforms to mitigate inequality or repair the country's broken health-care system.

  4. Living and Dying in America in 2021
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    Living and Dying in America in 2021

    Dec 28, 2020 Anne Case & Angus Deaton warn that the pandemic has accelerated trends associated with the epidemic of deaths of despair.

  5. America’s Compromised State
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    America’s Compromised State

    Jul 17, 2020 Angus Deaton traces the country's failure to manage the COVID-19 pandemic to the 1787 compromise that created the Senate.

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    The Key to Unlocking Africa’s Economic Potential

    Landry Signé explains why fostering trade integration and regional value chains is essential for the continent to prosper.
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    Geopolitical Davids and Goliaths

    Harold James considers lessons from smaller countries about how to wield power and influence in the twenty-first century.
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    Preparing for the Next Global Catastrophe

    José Manuel Barroso explains why global leaders must focus on creating equitable response mechanisms ahead of the next crisis.
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    Italy’s Next Government Must Tackle Climate Security

    Luca Bergamaschi shows why the country’s politicians can no longer afford to ignore a major threat to national security.
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    Europe and the New Non-Alignment

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    Despite the massive civilian suffering in Ukraine, many countries have been wary of taking sides, owing both to a perception of European double standards and to Russia’s leverage over energy and commodity prices. But while new geopolitical dynamics have complicated climate advocacy, they certainly haven't derailed it.

    sees both challenges and opportunities for climate policy in an era of geopolitical fragmentation.
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    The Sting of Climate Risk Is in the Tails

    Mark Cliffe thinks conventional models have overemphasized the long term at the expense of more immediate threats.
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    Should Humanities Professors Be Automated?

    Nicholas Agar considers the implications of recent successes with AI-generated academic research and writing.
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    Should Energy Companies’ Windfall Profits Be Taxed?

    Imposing a one-off tax on energy companies’ extraordinary profits might seem like a no-brainer at a time of soaring inflation, but the idea has more than a few detractors. As policymakers in a growing number of economies move ahead, we asked PS commentators whether they are right to do so.

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    The Global Necessity of American Democracy

    Javier Solana shows why the political health of the United States has become a matter of global concern.

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