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Civil Liberties in a Pandemic Friday, October 30th, 2020

The implicit social contract underpinning democratic governments everywhere aims to ensure both the well-being of citizens and respect for their civil liberties, which include freedom of expression, assembly, and worship, as well as procedural fairness. These liberties are so fundamental to the..

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Analysis: Is Trump Going To Win The 2020 Election? Thursday, October 29th, 2020

By Manoj Rijal, NEW YORK:- It may be shocking for many. But it’s true: Incumbent US President Donald Trump may repeat what he did in 2016 election. In 2016, all major opinion polls showed Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton ahead of Trump with at least 5 points difference. But in the end of the..

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Trump’s Election Gift to China?

For China, at least, US President Donald Trump is the gift that keeps on giving. His calamitous response to the COVID-19 pandemic has made China, whose government mishandled the initial outbreak in January this year, look like an exemplar of effective governance. Moreover, Trump’s “America..

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The US Election’s Chaos Quotient Wednesday, October 28th, 2020

Opinion polls in the United States have long pointed to the strong possibility of a Democratic Party sweep in the election on November 3, with Joe Biden winning the presidency and Democrats gaining control of the US Senate and holding on to the House of Representatives, putting an end to divided..

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America’s Moral Tipping Point Tuesday, October 27th, 2020

Within the space of the next month, as the autumn leaves here in the northeastern United States are swept away by the winds of approaching winter, the country will make a choice as consequential as any we have seen in recent history. The US election on November 3 will have global implications as..

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Trump’s Last Stand for Apartheid America Monday, October 26th, 2020

The ferocity of the 2020 presidential election in the United States is not about Donald Trump per se, but about what he represents: the racist structures of power that have persisted in America for centuries, though sometimes in mutated form. The long history of America’s state-sponsored racism..

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WHAT WRONG PRESIDENT TRUMP DID TO DESERVE DEFEAT ?

With US Presidential election due in the next few days and  more than 29 million people are reported to have already voted , the several pre poll surveys have indicated that Joe Biden would win and President Trump would  lose. At this stage,  one cannot be sure as to what would be the result..

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Think Small for an American Recovery Monday, October 19th, 2020

The US recovery is losing momentum. Job growth is slowing, the economy is still down 10.7 million jobs since February, and 36% of unemployed workers are now classified as “permanently unemployed.” The unemployment rate fell to 7.9% in September not because of an uptick in job creation, but..

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The Time Bomb at the Top of the World Sunday, October 18th, 2020

It is hard to imagine more devastating effects of climate change than the fires that have been raging in California, Oregon, and Washington, or the procession of hurricanes that have approached – and, at times, ravaged – the Gulf Coast. There have also been deadly heat waves in India, Pakistan,..

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Who’s Afraid of Rules-Based Monetary Policy? Friday, October 16th, 2020

Many of the world’s central banks have been formally reviewing their monetary-policy strategies in light of COVID-19 and the experience leading up to the pandemic. Unfortunately, they appear to be drawing the wrong lessons from the challenges they face. One of the first to complete this process..

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Don’t Overestimate the COVID-19 Recovery Thursday, October 15th, 2020

The world economy has risen from the depths of the initial COVID-19 plunge. But the recovery has been tepid, uneven, and fragile – and is likely to remain so for the foreseeable future. Start with the good news. World merchandise trade has rebounded strongly, consistent with indications of a..

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What the US Election Is Really About Wednesday, October 14th, 2020

Next month’s United States election is not about policy, nor is it even about President Donald Trump. It is about America’s constitutional system. This is not to suggest that the election could end that system. While Trump has an authoritarian temperament and admires dictators like Russian..

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Making Business Work for Nature Tuesday, October 13th, 2020

The latest edition of the United Nations’ Global Biodiversity Outlook, published by the Convention on Biological Diversity, makes for bleak reading. As the report notes, biodiversity is essential to address climate change, ensure long-term food security, and prevent future pandemics. And yet the..

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The Logic of Sino-Western Détente Monday, October 12th, 2020

While much of the hand wringing over China has abated somewhat during the COVID-19 crisis, the fears animating Western attitudes toward that country have not disappeared, and could resurface at any moment. These tensions represent a major, vexing dilemma for the world, given China’s massive and..

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Overruling the Rule of Law

“There is such a thing as lawless legality,” wrote the American journalist Walter Lippmann, “and it is to be found where men deny that in making or interpreting laws, they are bound by the spirit of law.” Lippmann’s words, almost a hundred years old, could have been written yesterday...

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Little England’s Big COVID Problem Sunday, October 11th, 2020

The United Kingdom’s spiraling COVID-19 infection and death rates can best be understood as reflecting a tragic, and distinctly English, set of failures and delusions. The exceptionalism widely championed by Prime Minister Boris Johnson and other Brexiteers is proving fatal. In late September,..

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Trump’s Helter Skelter Saturday, October 10th, 2020

Strange as it is to say, but it is no longer uncommon to hear talk of insurrection, martial law, and civil war in the United States. The arrest of militia leaders in Michigan on charges of planning to kidnap Governor Gretchen Whitmer and incite the overthrow of the state’s government suggests how..

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The Coming Equity Shortage Friday, October 9th, 2020

Let’s be optimistic and assume that one or more of the 11 COVID-19 vaccines currently undergoing Phase 3 clinical trials are found to be safe and effective by early 2021. Let us also assume that production can be ramped up quickly, so that countries can vaccinate a significant part of their..

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Can Biden Save the World? Wednesday, October 7th, 2020

The outcome of the US presidential election on November 3 will have momentous consequences for America in terms of economic policy, racial justice, the judiciary, health care, and the overall quality of its democracy. But the election’s international effects could be equally far-reaching and..

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