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Michael Mandelbaum

Michael Mandelbaum

Writing for PS since 1996
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Michael Mandelbaum is Professor Emeritus of American Foreign Policy at The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and the author, most recently, of Mission Failure: America and the World in the Post-Cold War Era.

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  1. The Iran Paradox
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    The Iran Paradox

    Jul 14, 2017 Michael Mandelbaum reviews two recent books tracing the Islamic Republic’s political evolution and foreign policies since the country’s 1979 revolution.

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    Abolish the Billionaires?

    Edoardo Campanella

    Even many of the wealthiest Americans would agree that the United States needs to overhaul its tax policies to restore a sense of social justice. But, notes Edoardo Campanella, Future of the World Fellow at IE University's Center for the Governance of Change, such reforms would not be enough to restart the engines of social mobility and promote greater equality of opportunity.

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    A Living Wage for Capitalism

    Jim O'Neill

    Higher nominal wages for low-paid workers can boost real earnings, increase consumer spending, and help make housing more affordable. And insofar as raising the minimum would increase companies’ wage bill, it would create a stronger incentive to replace labor with capital, which could lay the foundation for renewed productivity growth.

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