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September 19, 2022

United States
Laura D. Tyson: California Capitalism’s Successes and Challenges

California Capitalism's greatest successes are in education, health and climate.  Its greatest challenges are inequality and affordable housing.

Gavin Newsom

September 6, 2022

United States
Three Questions About Student Debt Forgiveness

What is the rationale behind President Biden's recent student debt relief announcement, who benefits and pays for it, and finally, what might be some unintended consequences from it?

Pres. Biden speaks on student debt relief

June 24, 2022

United States
Trump, Partisanship, and Democracy

Fifty years ago, Republicans turned on President Richard Nixon. Today, most of the party continues to stand by Trump. Why the difference? A rise in partisanship.

U.S. House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the United States Capitol holds public hearing in Washington

May 3, 2022

United States
James K. Galbraith: Can American-led Global Financial Capitalism Survive?

Trust in the U.S.-led economic and geopolitical order has been eroding. The Russian invasion of Ukraine and the U.S. response to it, whatever its merits, may be the last straw for the global monopoly…

G7 summit in Brussels

April 5, 2022

Japan
Glen S. Fukushima: Japanese Capitalism and Its Lessons for the United States

Among G7 countries, Japan and the United States are the polar extremes in the type of capitalisms they represent. Although Japan today faces challenges of its own, its experience offers some lessons …

Japan LDP debate organized by younger and female members

March 3, 2022

United States
Stagflation: Real Threat or Imagined?

While the U.S. is unlikely to see a repeat of the “Stagflation” of 1965-1982, it is still helpful to understand both the similarities and differences from that period as the country faces stubbornly …

Gas prices grow along with inflation as this sign at a gas station shows in San Diego

February 4, 2022

Economics
R. Glenn Hubbard: Moving Past the "Walls" of Protection to "Bridges" of Participation

The response to disruptions caused by globalization and technological advances have been "walls" of protection that diminish economic dynamism. What is needed are "bridges" that connect individuals t…

January 20, 2022

Economics
Robert E. Rubin: The Challenges and Future of Capitalism in the United States

There are many critical challenges for the U. S. economy that markets, by their nature, will not address. In this sense, the future of American capitalism thus depends on the future of American polit…

October 13, 2021

United States
Happy 246th Birthday to the US Navy!

The U.S. Navy marks 246 years of service.

Navy

August 20, 2021

Wars and Conflict
Five Foreign-Policy Movies Worth Watching About Being in Combat

Every summer Friday, we suggest foreign-policy-themed movies worth watching. This week: films about the experience of war. 

Three movie posters: Platoon (a helmet lies upside down beneath a line of soldiers); The Thin Red Line (a close up of three soldiers’ faces in grass); 1917 (two soldiers run into a sunrise).