Saturday, July 30, 2016
  1. World Affairs

    Trump the Traitor

    Bernard-Henri Lévy
  2. Economics

    What’s New About Today’s Low Interest Rates?

    Carmen Reinhart
    Economics

    What’s New About Today’s Low Interest Rates?

    9

     says that financial repression is hardly unprecedented, but that the current policy mix is.

    Newsart for What’s New About Today’s Low Interest Rates? Chris Hondros/Getty Images

    In an era when public debt write-offs are widely viewed as unacceptable and governments are often reluctant to write off private debts, sustained negative real returns are the slow-burn path to reducing debt. Absent a surprise inflation spurt, this will be a long process. READ MORE

  3. Economics

    A Brief History of (In)equality

    J. Bradford DeLong
  4. Politics

    The Trumping of US Foreign Policy

    Christopher R. Hill
    Politics

    The Trumping of US Foreign Policy

    9

     says the GOP's own hawkish unilateralism helped pave the way for its presidential nominee.

    Newsart for The Trumping of US Foreign Policy Alex Wong/Getty Images

    In this year's US presidential campaign, Hillary Clinton has promised voters continuity in foreign policy, while her Republican opponent, Donald Trump, has proposed a radically different approach. And yet, as scary as that prospect may be, Trump is a secondary issue – a symptom of the transformation of the Republican Party itself. READ MORE

  5. World Affairs

    Russia’s Flirtation With Fascism

    Vladislav Inozemtsev
    World Affairs

    Russia’s Flirtation With Fascism

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     characterizes the regime as a tamer version of the model that took hold in interwar Europe.

    Newsart for Russia’s Flirtation With Fascism Mikhail Metzel/Getty Images

    Western policymakers have struggled to categorize the Russian political system, often resorting to vague phrases such as “illiberal democracy” or “authoritarianism.” If anything, the Russian system should be characterized as proto-fascist – tamer than the interwar European fascist states, but featuring key elements of those regimes. READ MORE

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