Thursday, March 30, 2017
  1. Politics

    Lessons from Trump’s Health-Care Debacle

    Simon Johnson

    Lessons from Trump’s Health-Care Debacle


     foresees three major challenges confronting the US president's economic-policy agenda.

    Paul Ryan health care act Win McNamee/Getty Images
    The US administration's economic agenda suffered a major setback when congressional Republican leaders withdrew their hastily drafted bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act. The failure of the president's high-profile effort on the bill's behalf highlights three obstacles that lie ahead when Republicans try to tackle taxes. READ MORE
  2. Politics

    Britain’s Messy Divorce

    Chris Patten

    Britain’s Messy Divorce


     worries that, as is usually the case, it is the children who will suffer the most.

    uk eu flags brexit protest Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images
    As Britain formally triggers the doleful negotiations to exclude itself from the mainstream of European politics and economics, Prime Minister Theresa May refuses to call what is happening by its correct name. But the UK is certain to emerge from the proceedings poorer – and probably less democratic. READ MORE
  3. Economics

    The Risks to America’s Booming Economy

    Martin Feldstein

    The Risks to America’s Booming Economy


     believes the main threat to the US economy's robust recovery is an abrupt collapse in asset prices.

    USA factory worker manufacturing Spencer Platt/Getty Images
    After a long and slow recovery from the recession that began a decade ago, the US economy is poised for robust growth this year. But, although the economy currently is healthy, it is also fragile, owing to a decade of excessively low interest rates, which have caused investors and lenders to bid up asset prices and make risky loans. READ MORE
  4. World Affairs

    Tillerson Goes to Asia

    Christopher R. Hill
    World Affairs

    Tillerson Goes to Asia


     calls for a more comprehensive – and better-articulated – US strategy toward North Korea.

    Rex Tillerson visit Asia Mark Schiefelbein/Pool/Getty Images
    US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s recent trip to Asia represented an important opportunity to begin to address what could turn out to be the biggest international challenge the Trump administration will face in the next four years: North Korea's unrelenting push for deliverable nuclear weapons. He didn't seize it. READ MORE
  5. Politics

    Trump the Ideologue?

    Mark Leonard

    Trump the Ideologue?


     points out that Margaret Thatcher, too, was widely underestimated when she came to power.

    Donald Trump meeting Andrew Harrer-Pool/Getty Images
    It might be cathartic to call Donald Trump an idiot, but the implications of his presidency are serious. If Trump’s progressive opponents fail to engage with the forces that drove his victory – in particular, the backlash against neoliberalism – not even impeachment may be enough to save the world from a dangerous new ideology. READ MORE

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