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The Year Ahead 2021

In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated a process of deglobalization that was already underway, exposed deep disparities in the quality of governance around the world, and cast a shadow of anxiety across all societies. Even more ominously, recovering from the crisis will require a political stability, policy coherence, and international cooperation on a scale not witnessed in years.

  1. Overcoming Trumpism
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    Overcoming Trumpism

    Jan 18, 2021 Ian Buruma warns that dismissing the outgoing president's supporters as deluded, deplorable, ignorant racists will solve nothing.

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The Year Ahead 2021

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    The Adventures of Money

    Jonathan Levy

    We live in a world of national monies, where every territorial jurisdiction has just one currency that must be used for every monetary purpose – from exchange and keeping accounts to paying taxes and storing wealth. But could money now be returning to its more historically much longer baseline of multiple and complementary types?

    reviews two recent books on the “deep past” of one of humanity’s most important institutions.

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