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Ruti Teitel

Ruti Teitel

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Ruti Teitel is Professor of Comparative Law at New York Law School.

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  1. America's Ambivalent Commitment to International Justice
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    America's Ambivalent Commitment to International Justice

    Aug 2, 2021 Robert Howse & Ruti Teitel lament the Biden administration's slowness to reinvigorate vital global institutions.

  2. Derek Chauvin and America’s Racial Reckoning
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    Derek Chauvin and America’s Racial Reckoning

    Mar 11, 2021 Ruti Teitel considers what it would mean for America truly to confront its history of structural bigotry.

  3. A Life in Development
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    A Life in Development

    Jun 16, 2020 Ruti Teitel pays homage to an economist whose work has never been more relevant to Latin America.

  4. Should America Ever Apologize?
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    Should America Ever Apologize?

    Feb 19, 2019 Ruti Teitel argues that the Trump administration's policy of national shamelessness is deeply at odds with US history.

  5. Pardons Are a Loaded Gun
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    Pardons Are a Loaded Gun

    Sep 6, 2017 Ruti Teitel examines a constitutional power that can strengthen the rule of law – or cause severe damage to it.

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    Resentment on the Western Front

    Sławomir Sierakowski thinks the Polish public needs a more open and honest conversation about refugees before resentment spirals.
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    Crypto’s Well-Worn Path to Crisis

    Xavier Vives writes that, despite the novelty of the assets, the narrative of FTX’s collapse was established long ago.
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    The Unavoidable Crash

    Nouriel Roubini anticipates a stagflationary debt crisis, owing to a dangerous combination of inflation and over-borrowing.
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    War Over Taiwan?

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr. considers whether a deterrence arrangement that has worked for 50 years is still sufficient.
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    The Contested Fed

    James Livingston

    By all accounts, central banks – particularly the Fed, because the dollar is still the world’s dominant currency – already act as investment authorities. But their recent bailouts have exacerbated economic inequality, and have done little or nothing to address climate change.

    reviews three books that, each in its own way, reveal a central truth about the world’s leading central bank.
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    The Economics of Mainstreaming Climate Action

    Jean Pisani-Ferry & Selma Mahfouz identify the risks and short-term costs associated with the energy transition over the next decade.
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    Killing Twitter

    Antara Haldar explains what Elon Musk fundamentally misunderstands about the platform – and about free speech.
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    The Napoleons of Big Tech

    Bill Emmott

    Recent events in the technology sector suggest that investors and lenders should be demanding a premium to cover the risk that a star entrepreneur will become an egomaniacal dictator. With each business cycle, it seems, old lessons must be relearned.

    sees in the industry’s harsh reckoning this year lessons that apparently can’t be learned often enough.
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    The Crypto Emperor’s New Clothes

    The collapse of several crypto platforms this year – including the spectacular crash of the second-largest cryptocurrency exchange, FTX – has raised fundamental questions about the credibility of a digital innovation once hailed as the key to democratizing finance. Has crypto finally been exposed as a scam, or will a new, stronger crypto industry emerge from the current turmoil?

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