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Democracy, Development & the Rule of Law
Checks and Balances

The U.S. system of checks and balances has turned back some of President Trump’s worst instincts, but in the long run America’s vetocracy poses other problems.

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Too Much Law and Too Little Infrastructure

The United States lags behind other Western countries in infrastructure building because we have a system ruled by vetoes.

America the Decaying

A combination of special interests with too much veto power and excessive delegation to executive branch bureaucracies is pushing American political institutions into decay, argues AI chairman Francis Fukuyama.

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