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    Jerome Powell’s Dilemma

    Carmen M. Reinhart & Vincent Reinhart

    There is a reason that the US Federal Reserve chair often has a haunted look. Probably to his deep and never-to-be-expressed frustration, the Fed is setting monetary policy in a way that increases the likelihood that President Donald Trump will be reelected next year.

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    Brexit House of Cards

    Mark Malloch-Brown

    Following British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's suspension of Parliament, and an appeals court ruling declaring that act unlawful, the United Kingdom finds itself in a state of political frenzy. With rational decision-making having become all but impossible, any new political agreement that emerges is likely to be both temporary and deeply flawed.

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The Economists’ New Clothes?

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Financial investors like to say that when the tide goes out, one discovers who has been swimming naked. And a decade after the deepest financial crisis in nearly 80 years triggered the Great Recession, journalists, policymakers, and other academics are still pointing fingers at the economics profession.

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A Very Boris Coup

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  2. Nina L. Khrushcheva,
  3. Philippe Legrain,
  4. Chris Patten,
  5. Guy Verhofstadt

Throwing both caution and democratic norms to the wind, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has moved to block any parliamentary challenge to his Brexit agenda. Regardless of whether the country suffers a “hard” Brexit, its politics may already have been irreparably damaged.

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