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Mary Robinson

Mary Robinson

10 commentaries
4 videos & podcasts

Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, is Chair of The Elders.

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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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