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美元作为全球第一储备货币的地位长期以来一直为美国提供了法国前财政部长瓦莱里·吉斯卡德·埃斯塔因(Valéry Giscard d'Estaing)所谓的“过度特权”:美国可以以微不足道的成本印制货币然后在全球范围内购买商品和服务。但随着全球资本市场的开放,美国也获得了凌驾于世界其他地区的过度影响力。

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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.