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Helen C. Epstein

Helen C. Epstein

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Helen C. Epstein, Visiting Professor of Human Rights and Global Public Health at Bard College, is the author of Another Fine Mess: America, Uganda and the War on Terror and The Invisible Cure: Why We Are Losing the Fight Against AIDS in Africa. She has consulted for UNICEF, the World Bank, and Human Rights Watch, and has written for The New York Review of Books, The New York Times Magazine, The Guardian, The Nation, The New Yorker Online, and other publications. Her recent writings can be found here.

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    Long Live the Imperial Presidency?

    Eric Posner

    Over time, the office of the US presidency has grown only more powerful, despite perennial hand-wringing by commentators and the party that is out of power. Though there are a number of possible explanations for this trend, the most straightforward is that it is what the public wants.

    offers a historical explanation for why the US executive branch continues to amass ever more power.
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    Beware Economists Bearing Policy Paradigms

    Dani Rodrik

    US President Joe Biden's administration has embarked on a bold and long-overdue departure from the economic policy orthodoxy that has prevailed in the US and much of the West since the 1980s. But those who are seeking a new economic paradigm should be careful what they wish for.

    explains why the last thing the world – or the economics profession – needs is a new ossified orthodoxy.
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