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Submerging Markets?

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Emerging markets, until recently the main engines of world economic growth, are losing momentum – with serious implications for global recovery. How have commodity prices, domestic politics, and advanced-country monetary policy undermined emerging-market growth, and what do recent developments mean for investors, consumers, and policymakers worldwide?

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    America’s Moral Tipping Point

    Kaushik Basu Rarely have the stakes for the United States and the world been as high as they are on the eve of the 2020 presidential election. If US Republicans still stand for anything at all, they must come out in opposition to Donald Trump, a man who openly disparages all the values they once held dear.  wonders how any principled Republican can still support US President Donald Trump in the coming election.
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    Trump’s Last Stand for Apartheid America

    Jeffrey D. Sachs The long history of America’s state-sponsored racism will draw to an end in the coming generation. Yet the damage that Trump’s brand of white nationalism could still cause to the US and the world if he wins a second term makes the election easily the most important in modern American history.   explains why the US and the world will not be safe until the avatar of white supremacy is no longer in power.
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