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Kanni Wignaraja

Kanni Wignaraja

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Kanni Wignaraja is UN Assistant Secretary-General and UNDP Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific.

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    The Case for a Higher Minimum Wage

    Daron Acemoglu

    In their push to increase the US federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $15 per hour, President Joe Biden and his fellow Democrats are on solid ground not just economically but also politically. A higher wage floor would create an impetus for good jobs, which is precisely what Western economies are lacking. 

    points to strong empirical and symbolic reasons for raising the US pay floor after years of neglect.
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    How to Cooperate with China

    Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng

    With his plan to build a concert of democracies to contain China, US President Joe Biden is making a grave mistake. The US and China should each be doing their part to protect the global commons, not competing for global dominance. 

    identify what Western observers are getting wrong about a country they must learn to understand.
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