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10/7/2022 Michael Pettis
Bad Trade
“Bad competitiveness” results in weakening demand, which either reduces global production or requires surging debt to maintain demand and production at its existing level. Perhaps that rings a bell, because it is the world we live in.
5/20/2022 Oliver Traldi
With All Due Respect to the Experts
We need and value expertise, yet our public square tends to amplify precisely those least worthy of our trust. How should we decide who counts as an expert, what topics their expertise properly addresses, and which claims deserve deference?
7/15/2022 Erika Bachiochi
Pursuing the Reunification of Home and Work
The conflict between responsibilities at home and at work is largely the result of economic transitions to which we still—nearly a century after industrialization and 50 years into the modern feminist movement—have not adequately responded.
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11/28/2022 Wells King
Myth-Busting Silicon Valley
10/25/2022 Oren Cass
Liz Truss, Supply-Side Crush
10/7/2022 Michael Pettis
Bad Trade

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