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June 17, 2013

United States
TWE Remembers: Herbert Hoover Signs the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Into Law

Economists are said to be too smart for their own good and not smart enough for anyone else’s. If so, should presidents take their advice? One president who wishes he had is Herbert Hoover. In June 1…

Tariff Act

January 16, 2004

United States
Council’s Julia Sweig Wins 2003 Herbert Feis Award for Book on Cuban Revolution

January 16, 2004—Julia E. Sweig, Council senior fellow and deputy director of the Latin America Program, has won the prestigious 2003 American Historical Association’s Herbert Feis Award for her accl…

August 7, 2013

United States
GDP and Economic Policy

Economists who want to compare the living standards of countries often use GDP, but the calculation and usefulness of the measurement remains controversial.

GDP

February 20, 2017

Elections and Voting
TWE Celebrates Presidents’ Day

Today is Presidents’ Day. It is a TWE tradition to recognize the forty-four men—and they have all been men—who have been president on Presidents’ Day with the following essay. If you are lucky enough…

The Presidential Seal in the White House in Washington

January 18, 2017

Elections and Voting
Ten Things You Probably Don’t Know About Presidential Inaugurations

To get you ready for Inauguration Day, here are ten lesser known facts about presidential inaugurations. Donald Trump will be sworn in as the forty-fifth U.S. president, but he will be only the…

The U.S. Capitol is seen during a rehearsal for the inauguration ceremony of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump in Washington

February 13, 2018

Economics
'The Marshall Plan: Dawn of the Cold War' by Benn Steil

Benn Steil discusses his new book, The Marshall Plan: Dawn of the Cold War.

Play Stalin

August 7, 2015

United States
Realpolitik and Human Trafficking

The fight against trafficking in persons has been a human rights policy that works. Laws adopted largely because of pressure from religious groups, especially Evangelicals, were resisted by the usual…

February 1, 2016

Global
The Hacked World Order

Teaching Notes for The Hacked World Order by Adam Segal.

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January 24, 2018

India
'Our Time Has Come: How India Is Making its Place in the World' by Alyssa Ayres

Alyssa Ayres discusses her new book, Our Time Has Come: How India is Making Its Place in the World. 

Play Modi

September 4, 2014

China
Notable Quotables From THE BATTLE OF BRETTON WOODS

“The various currencies, which were all maintained on a stable basis in relation to gold and to one another, facilitated the easy flow of capital and of trade to an extent the full value of which …

Notable Quotables From THE BATTLE OF BRETTON WOODS