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Simon Johnson

Simon Johnson

Writing for PS since 2007
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Simon Johnson, a former chief economist at the International Monetary Fund, is a professor at MIT's Sloan School of Management and a co-chair of the COVID-19 Policy Alliance. He is the co-author, with Jonathan Gruber, of Jump-Starting America: How Breakthrough Science Can Revive Economic Growth and the American Dream and the co-author, with James Kwak, of 13 Bankers: The Wall Street Takeover and The Next Financial Meltdown

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    America's Lost World

    Leonard Benardo & Ivan Krastev

    The idea of America as a cultural wellspring and bastion of freedom was always an artifact of the Cold War. Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, Americans increasingly have struggled to articulate what they really stand for.

    review two recent books examining the country's post-war cultural boom and bust.
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