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The Populist Threat to the EU

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The populist tide that brought the world Brexit and Trump is now threatening the very foundations of Europe. Will European voters bring the EU house down?

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  1. Can the EU Survive Populism?
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    Can the EU Survive Populism?

    Jan 4, 2017 Daniel Gros explains why European integration has become a primary target of populist ire.

  2. The Five Lessons of Populist Rule
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    The Five Lessons of Populist Rule

    Jan 2, 2017 Sławomir Sierakowski offers a tip to liberal democrats: winning ugly may be unseemly, but it is far better than losing.

  3. Italy on the Brink
    Demonstration of No supporters in Rome Stefano Montesi/Getty Images

    Italy on the Brink

    Dec 8, 2016 Philippe Legrain warns that the country is now on a path to leave the eurozone, unless it can adopt radical reforms.

  4. Can Trump Save the Euro?
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    Can Trump Save the Euro?

    Dec 6, 2016 Daniel Gros suggests that higher US demand and a stronger dollar will lift struggling economies like Italy's.

  5. Preventing the Next Eurozone Crisis Starts Now
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    Preventing the Next Eurozone Crisis Starts Now

    Dec 1, 2016 Jean Pisani-Ferry urges member governments to break the silence on the common currency's future.

  6. Europe’s December Day of Reckoning
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    Europe’s December Day of Reckoning

    Dec 1, 2016 Philipp Ther explains why the stakes of this Sunday's Italian referendum and Austrian presidential election are so high.

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    Will Crypto Survive?

    Kenneth Rogoff assesses the strategies regulators could adopt in the aftermath of the FTX debacle.
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    Done With Deglobalization?

    Michael Spence sees reason to hope that the scales may soon tip back from international confrontation to cooperation.
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    The Unbearable Uselessness of Crypto

    Andrés Velasco explains why FTX's collapse should sink a hyped-up lie bobbing on an ocean of libertarian technobabble.
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    Is Germany Sick Again?

    Hans-Werner Sinn pours cold water on the fantasy that European economies can weather gas shortages with minimal pain.
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    America's Silent Progressive Majority

    Joseph E. Stiglitz

    Now that the American electorate appears to have rejected Republican extremism, many will argue that US President Joe Biden and the Democrats should tack right to capture centrist voters. But this would be a mistake, given where voters' preferences increasingly lie.

    considers what the midterm election results indicate about voters' real priorities.
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    Big Tech Gets Derailed

    Jonathan Levy traces the origins of the sector's recent turmoil to the nineteenth-century rise of the corporation.
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    Will the West Give in to Russia?

    From soaring inflation to a deepening energy crisis, the United States and Europe are facing no shortage of economic challenges, and Russia’s war against Ukraine – and the sanctions imposed in response to it – bears much of the blame. As Russia launches new rounds of missile attacks, we asked PS commentators what the West should be doing for Ukraine – and how likely it is to do it.

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    The Techno-Feudal Method to Musk’s Twitter Madness

    Yanis Varoufakis explains that the issue is neither vanity nor public service, but rather the need to acquire cloud capital.
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    The Case for Mandating Climate-Risk Disclosure

    Timothy Meyer, et al. defend the legal and economic justification for the US Securities and Exchange Commission's proposed new rule.

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