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Angus Deaton

Angus Deaton

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Angus Deaton, the 2015 Nobel laureate in economics, is Professor Emeritus of Economics and International Affairs at the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs and Presidential Professor of Economics at the University of Southern California. He is the co-author of Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism, Princeton University Press, 2020.

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  1. Is Economic Failure an Economics Failure?
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    Is Economic Failure an Economics Failure?

    Dec 12, 2022 Angus Deaton considers the discipline's responsibility for contemporary social and political ills.

  2. Who Broke American Democracy?
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    Who Broke American Democracy?

    Oct 27, 2022 Angus Deaton sees attacks on the US election system as an outgrowth of longer-running institutional failures.

  3. America's Killer Capitalism
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    America's Killer Capitalism

    Dec 4, 2021 Anne Case & Angus Deaton show that there are no excuses for the declining prospects among less-educated cohorts.

  4. An Interview with Angus Deaton
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    An Interview with Angus Deaton

    Jun 15, 2021 Angus Deaton

  5. American Capitalism’s Poor Prognosis
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    American Capitalism’s Poor Prognosis

    Jan 13, 2021 Angus Deaton sees little chance for reforms to mitigate inequality or repair the country's broken health-care system.

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    Could These Two Trends Save Britain?

    Jim O'Neill sees a pair of economic developments that could deliver a welcome surprise – if policymakers pay attention.
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    The Fed’s Climate Complacency

    Mark Cliffe warns that the US central bank’s approach to climate risk falls woefully short of what is needed.
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    Europe at Debt’s Door

    Hans-Werner Sinn warns that the European Commission's borrowing plans endanger the EU's stability and the single currency.
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    Stealing Russia

    Anders Åslund shows how the war is redistributing massive wealth and resources to President Vladimir Putin and his cronies.
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    Sergei Guriev on Putin, populism, Chinese repression, and more

    Sergei Guriev assesses the strength of the Russian president’s grip on power, predicts that Xi Jinping’s embrace of personalist rule will lead to policy missteps, urges the West to pursue a strategy of “adversarial engagement” toward modern dictators, and more.
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    Tipping the Scales in Myanmar’s Civil War

    Thitinan Pongsudhirak argues that, like Ukraine’s defenders, the country’s armed opposition deserves international support.
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    Educating the World’s Children of Conflict

    Jan Egeland highlights three key principles for ensuring the safety and well-being of traumatized boys and girls.
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    What’s Wrong with ChatGPT?

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    Artificial intelligence is being designed and deployed by corporate America in ways that will disempower and displace workers and degrade the consumer experience, ultimately disappointing most investors. Yet economic history shows that it does not have to be this way.

    worry that the technology will be deployed to replace, rather than empower, humans.
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    Preparing Now for the Next Health Emergencies

    Mamta Murthi urges governments to invest in resilient systems of prevention and care to soften the blow of future crises.

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