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Amar Bhidé

Amar Bhidé

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Amar Bhidé, Professor of Health Policy at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, is author of the forthcoming Uncertainty and Enterprise: Venturing Beyond the Known (Oxford University Press).

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  1. The Boring Truth About AI
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    The Boring Truth About AI

    Apr 10, 2024 Amar Bhidé points out that the technology has long been following a typically diffuse and halting pattern of development.

  2. The Selective Sovietization of American Capitalism
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    The Selective Sovietization of American Capitalism

    Dec 31, 2021 Amar Bhidé thinks policymakers have enabled a dangerous – and familiar – misallocation of capital in the real economy.

  3. Why Is Immigration Different from Trade?
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    Why Is Immigration Different from Trade?

    Jan 11, 2019 Amar Bhidé calls for a pragmatic approach to migration that minimizes fears by managing risks.

  4. Corralling the Info-Monopolists
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    Corralling the Info-Monopolists

    May 14, 2018 Amar Bhidé argues that regulators should target data collection, not protection, by companies like Facebook and Google.

  5. Re-Decentralizing the Fed
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    Re-Decentralizing the Fed

    Oct 9, 2013 Amar Bhidé on why US monetary policy should be decentralized.

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    What Climate-Vulnerable Developing Countries Need Right Now

    Mia Amor Mottley & Wale Edun propose a blueprint to unlock financing and kickstart investment in adaptation and clean energy.
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    Two Cheers for Identity Politics

    James Livingston argues that critics of the contemporary focus on issues of race, gender, and sexuality are ignoring history.
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    What the Next EU Leadership Must Do

    Carl Bildt offers a broad outline of the bloc's biggest challenges following this month's European Parliament election.
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    China Must Not Choose the Next Dalai Lama

    Brahma Chellaney urges the US and India to work together to protect the more than 600-year-old institution.
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    The New EU Leadership Must Unite on China

    Anders Fogh Rasmussen urges whoever takes over the bloc's foreign-policy portfolio to do more to deter Chinese aggression.
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    The Evolution of Empire

    John Andrews

    The history of Britain's conquest of India and humiliation of China shows that empire is very much still with us today. Though Americans tend to bristle at the idea, their own military, technological, and commercial power is as imperial and pervasive as Britain’s territorial dominance ever was.

    traces the enduring role of imperial power from the eighteenth century to the present.
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    If Democracy Isn’t Pro-Worker, It Will Die

    Daron Acemoglu argues that populists are making inroads because industrialized economies aren't delivering what was promised.
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    The Financial Risks of France’s Snap Election

    Brigitte Granville thinks political stalemate is a greater threat to European stability than a far-right government.
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    A Far-Right Resurgence in Europe?

    Many observers breathed a sigh of relief at the results of the European Parliament elections, because the widely predicted far-right surge did not dislodge traditional conservatives. But even if far-right forces do not dominate the next European Parliament, they have gained ground, particularly in France and Germany. Can mainstream politicians and parties reverse this trend?

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