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Robert Badinter

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Robert Badinter is a former President of France's Constitutional Court. As Minister of Justice he abolished the guillotine and the death penalty in France. He is now a member of the French Senate.

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    Late Soviet America

    Harold James

    Like the Soviet Union in its final years, the United States is reeling from catastrophic failures of leadership and long-suppressed socioeconomic tensions that have finally boiled over. For the rest of the world, the most important development is that the hegemony of the US dollar may finally be coming to an end.

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    Priorities for the COVID-19 Economy

    Joseph E. Stiglitz

    With hopes of a sharp rebound from the pandemic-induced recession quickly fading, policymakers should pause and take stock of what it will take to achieve a sustained recovery. The most urgent policy priorities have been obvious since the beginning, but they will require hard choices and a show of political will.

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