Editor-at-large, The American Interest Online.
From Bad to Worse Brazil’s Economic Nightmare
The experiment in leftwing rule in Brazil began reasonably well under Lula, but it appears to be ending in tears.
$15 Minimum The Replacement Continues
We don’t need laws against robots or progress, but we don’t need laws that artificially hasten the elimination of low-skilled employment either.
The Meaning of Mr. Trump
What energizes the Trump phenomenon is the power of “NO!”: people who think the train is about to head off a cliff want to pull the emergency cord that stops the train even if they don’t know what happens next.
The Recklessness of Erdogan Turkish-German Split Widens
Cynical Russian activism, the rise of ISIS, and the disintegration of Syria should be leading Turkey to work more closely with its Western partners in Europe and NATO. Yet Erdogan seems bent on keeping Turkey isolated at a time of rising threats.
The Democratization of Burma Suu Kyi Kicks the Rohingya
The move toward democracy in Burma was hailed by many of the usual naive Westerners as a fairy tale.
The State of Our Union
The biggest deficits in the United States these days are not the ones grabbing the headlines.