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Barry Eichengreen

Barry Eichengreen

Writing for PS since 2003
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Barry Eichengreen is Professor of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley, and a former senior policy adviser at the International Monetary Fund. His latest book is The Populist Temptation: Economic Grievance and Political Reaction in the Modern Era

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  1. op_stantcheva2_Mark MakelaGetty Images_lockdown protest Mark Makela/Getty Images

    Civil Liberties in a Pandemic

    Stefanie Stantcheva

    Recent surveys find that attitudes toward the trade-offs between individual rights and measures to protect public health differ across countries, and according to socioeconomic and other factors. But very few people think that individual liberty is more "sacred" than public health.

    shares findings from 15 countries on public attitudes toward the trade-offs needed to tackle COVID-19.
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  2. Trump apocalypse BP Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images

    American Apocalypse?

    The United States’ global image as an exemplar of democracy and the rule of law has taken a battering during Donald Trump’s presidency. If the November 3 election descends into widespread violence, protracted litigation, and a long-term constitutional crisis involving the Supreme Court, America’s most valuable asset – its soft power – would be shattered.

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