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    Closing the Education Gap

    Education is the bedrock of human progress, and a recognized priority in every country. Yet in developing economies, chronic funding shortfalls are leading to devastating social consequences and contributing to political instability and security risks.

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    Central Banks’ Year of Reckoning

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    • In the absence of political solutions, central banks in the decade since the 2008 financial crisis have rolled out one unconventional monetary policy after another, with various justifications and varying effectiveness.

    •  Now that the period of monetary exceptionalism seems to be coming to an end, central bankers must soberly assess their own record.
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    Trump’s Quest to Make America White Again

    US President Donald Trump's recent remarks about Haiti, El Salvador, and African countries have confirmed once and for all that his administration's immigration policy agenda is driven largely by racial animus. The last time the US took such an approach, it was applauded by none other than Adolf Hitler.

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    Let’s Talk About Politics

    With every decision our governments make having a direct and measurable impact on our businesses and our lives as consumers, the idea that we can simply avoid politics is untenable. In fact, the only real option is to do the opposite: engage political issues and leaders in order to fight to defend our interests.

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    Trump’s Abominable Snow Job

    • In the 2016 US presidential election, Donald Trump presented himself as a populist who would protect America’s “forgotten” workers from the disruptions of trade and immigration and the nefarious designs of unnamed elites.

    • But, a year after assuming office, it has become abundantly clear that “America first” means workers come last.

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