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Curated by Project Syndicate

Peter Sutherland, 1946-2018

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Peter Sutherland, EU Commissioner, Irish Attorney General, first head of the World Trade Organization, and a long-time contributor to Project Syndicate, has died. Few people believed in the European project more deeply; fewer still fought as hard to improve conditions for refugees; and perhaps no one more fully embodied the vision of globalization as a positive force for humanity.

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    Understanding the Pandemic Stock Market

    Robert J. Shiller

    The worse economic fundamentals and forecasts become, the more mysterious stock-market outcomes in the US appear. At a time when genuine news suggests that equity prices should be tanking, not hitting record highs, explanations based on crowd psychology, the virality of ideas, and the dynamics of narrative epidemics can shed some light.

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