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John  B. Taylor

John B. Taylor

Writing for PS since 2020
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John B. Taylor, Under Secretary of the US Treasury from 2001 to 2005, is Professor of Economics at Stanford University and a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution. He is the author of Global Financial Warriors and (with George P. Shultz) Choose Economic Freedom.

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    America’s Captured Courts

    Sheldon Whitehouse

    Decades ago, a group of powerful US corporate interests recognized that the unpopular policies they sought faced steady headwinds in the elected branches of government. But courts, stocked with amenable judges and presented with the right cases, could reliably deliver political wins without answering to the voting public. 

    shines a light on the dark money behind the US judiciary's rightward turn under Republican presidents.
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    A Tale of Two Economies

    Stephen S. Roach

    As financial markets celebrate the coming vaccine-led boom, the confluence of epidemiological and political aftershocks has pushed us back into a quagmire of heightened economic vulnerability. In Dickensian terms, to reach a “spring of hope,” we first must endure a “winter of despair.” 

    points out that while a COVID-19 vaccine promises a spring of hope, a winter of despair is coming first.
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