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By Simon Johnson - Nov 04,2020
WASHINGON, DC — The US COVID-19 crisis fits the pattern of President Donald Trump’s career with its serial bankruptcies.
By Simon Johnson - Oct 01,2020
 WASHINGTON, DC – There is a growing consensus that one or more COVID-19 vaccines will become available at some point in early 2021. Within a year, many people in the United States, and some other countries, will be vaccinated.
By Simon Johnson - Sep 01,2020
WASHINGTON, DC — To escape the clutches of a pandemic, a country needs three things. First and foremost, it needs a sufficient understanding of the disease, including how transmission occurs.
By Simon Johnson - Aug 23,2020
WASHINGTON, DC — To track the presence of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, the United States is relying heavily on polymerase chain reaction (PCR) live virus testing at massive scale.
By Simon Johnson - Jul 01,2020
WASHINGTON, DC — COVID-19 infection rates are rising in much of the United States.
By Simon Johnson - Mar 02,2020
WASHINGTON, DC — The emergence of COVID-19, a new coronavirus, is a tragic public health emergency. The disease, one hopes, will be brought under control quickly, but the International Monetary Fund is already warning that economic growth in China may slow.
By Simon Johnson - Dec 31,2019
WASHINGTON, DC — Three primary factors determine economic prosperity: Human capital (the population’s education and skills); physical capital (the amount and quality of physical infrastructure, including machines, buildings, energy and transport); and technology (scientific knowl
By Simon Johnson - Nov 18,2019
WASHINGTON, DC — Since the end of World War II, the United States dollar has been at the heart of international finance and trade. Over the decades, and despite the many ups and downs of the global economy, the dollar retained its role as the world’s favorite reserve asset.
By Simon Johnson - Sep 02,2019
WASHINGTON, DC — The best way to think about the United Kingdom’s political predicament and presumed imminent exit from the European Union is to read the Slough House spy novel series by Mick Herron (the sixth installment, Joe Country, just appeared).
By Simon Johnson - Aug 01,2019
WASHINGTON, DC — Economic growth in the United States was just 2.5 per cent in 2018 and, according to the latest “advance” estimate, may have slowed to only 2.1 per cent in the second quarter of 2019.

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