Alexei Bayer

Alexei Bayer is a Senior Editor at The Globalist, based in New York. [United States]

Putin’s 2020 Russia and Vladimir Voynovich’s “Moscow 2042”

Has Putin’s Russia of 2020 been foreshadowed by Russian novels, in a mixture of wicked satire and genuine tragedy?

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Trump and Musk: Two Unstable Geniuses Compared

Recognizing what constitutes reality is a minimum job requirement for any leader. While Donald Trump often appears delusional, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is so only part of the time.

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Next After COVID: A Computer Pandemic?

The coronavirus-induced shift to more digital life highlights a new source of significant worry: Computers are also very susceptible to infections by viruses.

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US: High Time for a New New Deal

How to save the U.S. economy from a looming depression.

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How COVID 19 Hits Bad Governments

COVID 19 is especially dangerous for people with pre-existing conditions. It also strikes countries with pre-existing bad governments with particular severity.

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Trump’s Dangerous War on Science

In his approach to science, Donald Trump is following in the footsteps of autocrats of the past. Will the result be similarly disastrous for the United States — and the rest of the world as well?

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Science and World Power

For centuries, scientific and technological prowess — or lack thereof — is what has separated global winners and losers.

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What is the Real Base of US Global Power?

The U.S. is a global leader in a large measure because of its prowess in science and technology.

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When Brezhnev Comes to America: Gerontocracy in Action

Today’s U.S. Republicans are the equivalent of the Brezhnev crew in the late-stage Soviet Union. It, too, fought very hard to uphold political ideas decades after they had passed their sell by date.

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Coronavirus and Political Leadership: The US Gerontocracy in Action

The age structure of the U.S. political leadership cannot be described by any other word than as a gerontocracy. This conjures up images of the late-stage Soviet Union.

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