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Vinod Thomas

Vinod Thomas

Writing for PS since 2004
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Vinod Thomas, a former senior vice president at the World Bank and former director general at the Asian Development Bank, is a visiting professor of economics at the National University of Singapore and the co-author, with Namrata Chindarkar, of Economic Evaluation of Sustainable Development

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    The Terrorism Paradox

    Robert Skidelsky

    As the number of deaths from terrorism in Western Europe declines, public alarm about terrorist attacks grows. But citizens should stay calm and not give governments the tools they increasingly demand to win the “battle” against terrorism, crime, or any other technically avoidable misfortune that life throws up.