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By Simon Johnson - Feb 07,2019
WASHINGTON, DC — On January 25, a wave of relief spread across the United States. A completely pointless and highly damaging partial government shutdown was over.
By Simon Johnson - Jan 15,2019
WASHINGTON, DC — The contours of the 19th and early 20th century were defined in part by a series of consequential British foreign policy and economic decisions.
By Simon Johnson - Nov 10,2018
WASHINGTON, DC — Who can now sustain rapid economic growth? The answer to this question will determine not just the geography of prosperity in the coming decades, but also what the balance of global economic activity will look like in 2030 or 2050.
By Simon Johnson - Sep 01,2018
WASHINGTON, DC — All across the United States, students are settling into college — and coming to grips with “Econ 101”.
By Simon Johnson - Aug 04,2018
WASHINGTON, DC — On July 25, when US President Donald Trump appeared in front of the White House with Jean-Claude Juncker, the president of the European Commission, their joint statement and spoken remarks surprised many.
By Simon Johnson - Jul 02,2018
WASHINGTON, DC — US President Donald Trump recently launched a tirade against Harley-Davidson, the iconic American manufacturer of motorcycles.
By Simon Johnson - Jun 06,2018
WASHINGTON, DC — There has been a great deal of concern recently about potential action by the US Congress to roll back the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial reforms, enacted in the wake of the 2008 crisis.
By Simon Johnson - Apr 01,2018
WASHINGTON, DC — In the wake of recent high-profile tech scares, such as a fatality involving an Uber self driving car and Facebook’s alleged mishandling of users’ personal data, stricter regulation of the industry, along the lines of, say, the financial sector, has become the po
By Simon Johnson - Sep 30,2017
President Donald Trump and the US Congress are coming under mounting pressure to increase assistance to Puerto Rico.The devastation caused there last week by Hurricane Maria has only exacerbated severe longer-term problems resulting from deferred maintenance on the island’s criti
By Simon Johnson - Apr 02,2017
US President Donald Trump’s domestic economic agenda suffered a major setback last week, when the House Republican leadership decided to withdraw their hastily drafted bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA, or “Obamacare”).Given the high-profile effort the presi



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