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Financial Repression Revisited? Thursday, August 20th, 2020

The US federal debt-to-GDP ratio rose sharply during the 2008-09 Great Recession and continued rising thereafter, going from 62% in 2007 to 90% in 2010. By 2019, it had reached 106%, and the Congressional Budget Office was warning that the trust funds for Social Security and Medicare would be..

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America’s New Debt Bomb

SAN DIEGO:-  The United States today not only looks ill but dead broke. To offset the pandemic-induced “Great Cessation,” the US Federal Reserve and Congress have marshaled staggering sums of stimulus spending out of fear that the economy would otherwise plunge to 1930s soup-kitchen levels...

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Lukashenko’s Ceauşescu Moment? Wednesday, August 19th, 2020

At some point, all dictators start to believe their own lies. Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko is a case in point: he is now behaving as though he really did win 80% of the vote in an election that he himself ensured was rigged. With peaceful protests sweeping Belarusian cities and towns,..

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How Cash Transfers Prevent Lockdown Tragedies

ISLAMABAD:- In 2017, I was a candidate to become the next Director-General of the World Health Organization. At the 70th World Health Assembly, I stood before health ministers from around the world and warned that three things could destroy the planet: a celestial event, a third world war, or a..

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Cultural Decoupling from China Will Hurt the US Tuesday, August 18th, 2020

“Decoupling” is central to the geopolitical duel between the United States and China. Conceived and promoted by hawks in US President Donald Trump’s administration, this strategy has now become America’s principal tool to weaken Chinese power. The first act of decoupling – the..

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To the Brink with China

Observers of US-China relations increasingly talk of a new cold war. On top of a long-running trade war, the two countries now find themselves in a destructive cycle of mutual sanctions, consulate closings, and increasingly bellicose official speeches. Efforts to decouple the US economy from..

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The Cracks in Belarus’s Regime Are Multiplying Monday, August 17th, 2020

August 14 marked a symbolic breakthrough in Belarus. Thousands of people gathered at Independence Square in Minsk in front of the National Assembly, including many women and workers – the coalition that saved the opposition in its most difficult moment, when it looked like police violence might..

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Fomenting Intellectual Revolution in the MENA Region

WASHINGTON, DC:-  Many countries across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) remain stuck in the transition from an administered to a market economy. While some have made more progress than others, all continue to face a wide range of economic and political challenges. The main economic..

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Deconstructing Donald

The most turbulent presidency in US history has led to an abundance of books even before its main figure has completed his first (and, one hopes, only) term. Many more tomes can be expected, but a few of those already published deserve attention. Donald Trump is not only the most improbable,..

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The Economic Factor in Belarus Saturday, August 15th, 2020

Following a fraudulent election on August 9, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko’s authoritarian rule may soon come to an end. Massive protests are sweeping the country, and workers from many critical sectors going on strike. And if Lukashenko falls, Belarus’s prospects for establishing a..

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WILL FOCUS ON HARRIS HELP JOE BIDEN’S VICTORY ? Friday, August 14th, 2020

When Kamala Harris was nominated as the Vice Presidential nominee by Joe Biden for the forthcoming US Presidential election, it appears that an euphoria has set in amongst the supporters of democratic party. It is reported that fund flow from supporters of democratic party swelled immediately..

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America’s Dual Recession

Americans heading into the fall and the new school year are grappling with interrelated upheavals in health, the economy, family life, and race relations. The COVID-19 crisis is falling hardest on the most vulnerable: people of color, people with disabilities, immigrants, women, the less educated,..

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To the Brink with China Thursday, August 13th, 2020

NEWYORK:- Observers of US-China relations increasingly talk of a new cold war. On top of a long-running trade war, the two countries now find themselves in a destructive cycle of mutual sanctions, consulate closings, and increasingly bellicose official speeches. Efforts to decouple the US economy..

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Reading the Dollar Doldrums Tuesday, August 11th, 2020

A near-10% drop in the value of the US dollar since its March high has given rise to two distinct narratives. The first takes a short-term perspective, focusing on how a depreciation could benefit the US economy and markets; the second takes the long view, fretting over the dollar’s fragile..

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Whose India? Monday, August 10th, 2020

As India prepares to celebrate the 73rd anniversary of its independence on August 15, a growing number of Indians are coming to believe that the battle to preserve the essence of the country born in 1947 is already lost. Many commentators have concluded that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s..

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