Tag Archives: economic reform

How to Deal With the Populists: Home Truths for Europe’s Future

“Technocracy is policy without politics – and populism is politics without policy.”

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U.S.-China: The Difficulty of Becoming Number Two

Are U.S. politicians ready to tell their people that the day is near when the United States will no longer be the globe’s number one?

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Argentina: What the Pope Left Behind

Now is the time for Argentina, boosted by a new pope in Rome, to stop gaming its economic statistics and focus on real economic reforms.

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America’s Consumer Democracy Versus China’s Modern Mandarinate

Are the consumer democracies of the West becoming ungovernable, while authoritarian China moves into the future?

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State of Dis-Union: American Clanistan

Can the trend toward more factionalism, tribalism and fragmentation in American political life be reversed?

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What If Italy Rolls Back Monti’s Reforms?

Italy has no choice but to build on Mario Monti’s achievements.

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Italy’s Fateful Choice

Is Italy in danger of finding itself outside the umbrella of nations Germany and its partners are willing to support?

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France’s Epoch-Making Choice

Will Francois Hollande choose to make France like Germany or to make France like Italy?

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France’s Economy is Doing All Right, Thanks

Does France really stand to gain much from emulating the German economy?

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Angela Merkel: The End of L'Exception Française?

Will Germany’s elections change the French way of life?

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