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Philipp Lepenies

Philipp Lepenies

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Philipp Lepenies is a visiting professor in political science at the Free University of Berlin.

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  1. Why GDP?
    lepenies1_2_Jie Zhao_Corbis_Getty Images_factory workers Jie Zhao/Corbis/Getty Images

    Why GDP?

    Aug 16, 2016 Philipp Lepenies traces the indicator's utility and persistence to political realities, not economic considerations.

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    Navalny’s Return

    Ekaterina Kotrikadze

    Despite independent journalists uncovering more details about last year's nerve-gas attack against Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, public sentiment in the country remains unmoved. The primary reason is not that Russian citizens don't know about the crime; it is that too many just don't care. 

    Alexei Navalny's coming return to Russia is forcing an examination of Russians' tolerance of flagrant abuses of power.
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    Saving America’s Public Pensions

    Ben Meng

    Although the plight of major US public pension funds is nothing new, the gap between actual and assumed returns is widening faster than ever, owing to today's ultra-low interest rates. But these funds also have inherent advantages that, if used wisely, can place them on a much sounder financial footing.

    explains how struggling institutional investors can meet their goals in today's financial environment.
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