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Harold James
Illiberality
Déclassé: Nothing New Under the Sun

Can we learn anything from past rounds of technological disruption and mass downward socio-economic mobility?

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Capitalism Da Capo

Authors tapping into the renewed interest in the history and nature of capitalism are stumbling over an unexpected problem: There’s no agreement on what capitalism is.

Channeling Alexander Hamilton

Crushing debt is prompting Europe to look to an unlikely source for wisdom and inspiration: an American Founding Father.

Too Political to Succeed

What made U.S. banks take such disastrous risks? Not what we’ve been led to think.

Recession Regression

Before the collapse of Lehman Brothers, economic theory trumped economic history; no longer. But what does that history tell us?

Mind Your Malthus

Gregory Clark’s A Farewell to Alms aims to spoil our taste for Adam Smith with some warmed-over Malthus.

Growing Pains

The theory that rapid economic growth is politically stabilizing seems too stupid to kill–but Mancur Olson tried.

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Walter Russell Mead & Staff
Higher Education Watch

GOP legislators are beclowning themselves by proposing utterly unworkable solutions that infringe on academic freedom and in any case would make things far worse.

Asia's Game of Thrones

On behalf of ASEAN, the Philippines has issued a rare expression of unanimous concern over China’s actions in the South China Sea.

Climate Obsession

The Gray Lady sees the climate change bogeyman behind every closet door. In the case of Mexico City, it’s a profoundly shoddy diagnosis.

Disunion

Trump voters were right that the nation needs change and that the “best and the brightest” are failing the nation the way they did during the Vietnam War.

Mullah Mismanagement

Many multi-ethnic states have broken down over the past 150 years, and Iran risks going the same way.

Presidents' Day

Presidents’ Day is a holiday about nobody that teaches nothing.

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