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    Teresa Ghilarducci on US debt, the retirement age, Social Security, and more

    Teresa Ghilarducci considers what we should learn from the recent downgrade of America’s long-term credit rating, praises the Biden administration’s contributions to worker power, suggests how to tackle rising poverty among the elderly, and more.
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    Keun Lee on AI, Chinese growth, innovation systems, and more

    Keun Lee considers what artificial intelligence requires of governments, identifies lessons for advanced economies pursuing industrial policy, highlights the risk inequality poses to China’s development, and more.
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    Ian Buruma on Taiwan, the paradox of Pax Americana, and the truths political lies reveal

    Ian Buruma suggests how the United States can defend democracy globally, warns that political violence could mar next year’s presidential election, and highlights the imagined realities that increasingly pervade political life, even in democracies.
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    Peter Singer on Russian protests, animal testing, AI, and more

    Peter Singer considers ordinary Russians’ ethical obligations regarding the Ukraine war, worries that artificial intelligence will undermine the welfare of billions of animals, highlights controversial ideas worth discussing, and more.
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    Anu Bradford on Big Tech, AI, digital regulation, and more

    Anu Bradford highlights barriers to US tech regulation, explains why effective implementation of the EU’s AI Act is vital, shows how China is expanding its digital footprint globally, and more.
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    Joseph S. Nye, Jr., on Chinese power, US politics, the new cold war, and more

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr. considers how China undermines its own soft power, traces the potential causes of a war over Taiwan, welcomes Europe’s embrace of “smart” power, and more.
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    Keyu Jin on Chinese regulation, innovation, finance, and more

    Keyu Jin laments the loss of private-sector confidence in China, shows why the country could take the lead in cutting-edge technologies, addresses misconceptions about its economic model, and more.
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    Simon Johnson on stablecoins, artificial intelligence, inequality, and more

    Simon Johnson explains why a moratorium on advanced-AI development would do little good, pours cold water on the prevailing techno-optimist narrative, makes the case for scrapping payroll taxes, and more.
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    Harold James on the Ukraine war, inflation, globalization, and more

    Harold James argues that post-conflict stabilization in Ukraine must account for the entire region, considers where policymakers went wrong in responding to recent price surges, explains why growth remains the best means of managing debt risk, and more.
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    Pranab Bardhan on India, China, universal basic income, and more

    Pranab Bardhan highlights the costs of India’s crony oligarchy, assess the sources of China’s economic resilience, makes the case for a UBI in low-income countries, and more.
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    John H. Cochrane on fiscal theory, bank failures, central-bank independence, and more

    John H. Cochrane predicts a period of stubborn inflation, explains why more regulation will not end financial crises, considers factors that may diminish faith in government-debt repayment, and more.
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    Richard Haass on Russia, Taiwan, and US democracy

    Richard Haass explains what caused the Ukraine war, urges the West to scrutinize its economic dependence on China, proposes ways to reverse the dangerous deterioration of democracy in America, and more.

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