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September 30, 2019

Election 2020
Meet Steve Bullock, Democratic Presidential Candidate

Update: Steve Bullock announced on December 2, 2019, that he was dropping out of the race.  Can one of the last candidates to enter the 2020 race be the last one standing? Steve Bullock certainly …

Steve Bullock

January 4, 2024

United States
The President’s Inbox Recap: Far-Right Terrorism

Far-right extremist violence threatens American democracy.

Two firefighters as viewed looking at the wreckage of a federal building.

April 30, 2007

United States
Dani Rodrik, Steve Waldman, China’s impact on US export prices and the risk of “financial” Dutch disease …

Dani Rodrik didn’t take long to stir up the blogosphere (see Steve Waldman, among others).   Rodrik makes an interesting point:   Trade doesn’t cut inflation.   Sure, it lowers prices for impor…

January 9, 2014

Development
Expanding Financial Access and Education

For several decades, the exciting promise of microfinance has been to provide the world’s poorest with access to financial services. But along the way, microfinance has too often become conflated wit…

December 8, 2023

Climate Change
Ten Most Significant World Events in 2023

As 2023 comes to a close, here are the top ten most notable world events of the year.

Statue of Liberty

December 29, 2020

2020 in Review
Ten World Figures Who Died in 2020

Ten people who passed away this year who shaped world affairs for better or worse.

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen attends a memorial service for late Taiwan President Lee Teng-hui at a chapel of Aletheia University in New Taipei City, Taiwan September 19, 2020.