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The Demography Puzzle

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Political and business leaders in emerging economies frequently boast that their countries' young, fast-growing populations are a boon for investment and output. But while it is true that the declining size of the workforce in developed societies is imposing ever larger financial and social burdens, does it follow that more youthful societies will prosper? 

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    The Far Right’s New-Old War on Women

    Jan-Werner Mueller

    From the Trumpists who attacked the US Capitol to far-right populists in Europe, insecurities about women are a major ideological motivation that often goes underappreciated. Mainstream conservatives, in particular, should be wary of the role that gender issues play in opening the door to extremists.

    sees misogyny as an underappreciated element of today’s extremists – and a bridge to mainstream conservatives.
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    Biden's Neo-Populist Economic Doctrine

    Nouriel Roubini

    Within the space of just half a year, US President Joe Biden has completed a necessary economic-policy regime shift that started chaotically under his predecessor. But while the Biden administration has a much better handle on the issues, that doesn't mean the new dispensation will be without risk.

    thinks the US administration has completed a necessary policy regime change that began under Donald Trump.
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