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    Crypto Crunch Time

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    Digital-currency competition in the coming years will likely pit central banks against a host of private challengers. Will upstart cryptocurrencies have the firepower and the following to overturn the monetary status quo, or will the current financial establishment prevail?

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    The Gospel According to Q

    Nina L. Khrushcheva

    According to Lord Acton, religious leaders should be held to a higher moral standard than ordinary people. Future historians should bear that advice in mind when assessing America’s religious right and its current leaders.

    highlights the deepening ties between QAnon conspiracists and America's religious right.
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Crypto Crunch Time

Featured in this Big Picture
  1. Yanis Varoufakis Yanis Varoufakis ,
  2. Anne O. Krueger Anne O. Krueger ,
  3. Barry Eichengreen Barry Eichengreen ,
  4. Katharina Pistor Katharina Pistor ,
  5. Paola Subacchi Paola Subacchi ,
  6. Kenneth Rogoff Kenneth Rogoff

Digital-currency competition in the coming years will likely pit central banks against a host of private challengers. Will upstart cryptocurrencies have the firepower and the following to overturn the monetary status quo, or will the current financial establishment prevail?

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The Latin American Tinderbox

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  1. Javier Solana,
  2. Enrique V. Iglesias,
  3. Ana Palacio,
  4. Mauricio Cárdenas,
  5. Jorge G. Castañeda,
  6. Kenneth Rogoff

A toxic combination of COVID-19, economic anxiety, and mounting popular anger threatens to erode support for democratic institutions across the region. If national leaders and the international community fail to respond effectively, the wave of unrest that has gripped country after country will likely grow worse.

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