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George Akerlof

George Akerlof

Writing for PS since 2009
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George Akerlof, a Nobel laureate in economics, is Professor of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley. His most recent book, co-authored with Rachel E. Kranton, is Identity Economics: How Our Identities Shape Our Work, Wages, and Well-Being.

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    Time to Bite the Bullet in Syria

    Carl Bildt

    US President Donald Trump's impulsive decision to pull American troops out of northern Syria and allow Turkey to launch a military campaign against the Kurds there has proved utterly disastrous. But a crisis was already inevitable, given the realities on the ground and the absence of a coherent US or Western policy in Syria.

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