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Davos 2015

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As the World Economic Forum convenes in Davos, much attention will be devoted to the usual suspects: Russia, China, the Middle East, and the eurozone. But other global risks – including protracted war, epidemics, inequality, and environmental disasters – have also come into view.

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The Post-COVID State

Daron Acemoglu

For democratic countries like the United States, the COVID-19 crisis has opened up four possible political and socioeconomic trajectories. But only one path forward leads to a destination that most people would want to reach.

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    America Boils Over

    Mass protests over racial injustice, the COVID-19 pandemic, and a sharp economic downturn have plunged the United States into its deepest crisis in decades. Will the public embrace radical, systemic reforms, or will the specter of civil disorder provoke a conservative backlash?

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    The Post-COVID State

    Daron Acemoglu

    For democratic countries like the United States, the COVID-19 crisis has opened up four possible political and socioeconomic trajectories. But only one path forward leads to a destination that most people would want to reach.

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