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Cuba and Castro

One of the last great revolutionary leaders of the 20th century has passed away.   One may hesitate to call Fidel Castro “great” – but whether you admire or revile him, no one can deny that he exercised global influence over … Continue reading

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Trumponomics — Will it help or hurt?

Some hopeful commentators, even liberals like Paul Krugman, have expressed the hope that Donald Trump might enact some good economic policies, of they kind they have advocated.  This includes a vigorous spending program on infrastructure, tax reforms to simplify and … Continue reading

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Why Trump Won

Many explanations have been offered for why Donald Trump won the election.  He didn’t — the reality is that Clinton lost, and why is not hard to understand.  My account below will be published in Russia Direct.  Feel free to … Continue reading

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Be very afraid

Dear Friends, I have now returned from my 9 months in Hong Kong, where my plans to start a new program in public policy — what would have been HK’s first School of Public Policy — came apart in the … Continue reading

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Trump and fatherhood

My colleague Jeremy Mayer recently wrote a compelling article for the American Interest: Big Daddy Trump Jeremy points out that the defense of Trump’s candidacy by praising his children is a highly stilted and inappropriate way to evaluate a presidential … Continue reading

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How Global Patterns of Inequality are changing — and raising geopolitical risks

My new essay on this topic has been posted on FOREIGNAFFAIRS.COM at https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/world/2016-03-28/wealthier-world-poorer-nation Here is a summary of the conclusions: _________________________________________________________________ Emerging nations are suspended between being rich enough to have a stake in global leadership, and still often being … Continue reading

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I’m Back!

Dear Friends, Some of you may have noticed the long silence on this blog site.  I have spent the last three months transitioning to a new position, as the founding Director of a new Institute for Public Policy at the … Continue reading

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