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    Why Rich Cities Rebel

    Jeffrey D. Sachs

    Having lost touch with public sentiment, officials in Paris, Hong Kong, and Santiago failed to anticipate that a seemingly modest policy action (a fuel-tax increase, an extradition bill, and higher metro prices, respectively) would trigger a massive social explosion.

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    The Partial Triumph of 1989

    Javier Solana

    The fall of the Berlin Wall in November 1989 marked the end not of a historical chapter, but of a paragraph. Although capitalism currently has no rival, it has proven its compatibility with illiberal forces.

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    The War on Education

    May 12, 2014 Gordon Brown

    To commemorate its founding 25 years ago, PS is republishing a selection of commentaries written since 1994. 

    In the following commentary, Gordon Brown illuminated the savage – and global – war being waged against the fundamental right of all children to an education.

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Britain’s Democratic Failure

Jun 24, 2016 Kenneth Rogoff

To commemorate its founding 25 years ago, PS is republishing a selection of commentaries written since 1994.

In the following commentary, Kenneth Rogoff showed that the real lunacy of the UK’s vote to leave the European Union was the absurdly low bar for exit, requiring only a one-time simple majority.

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