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Antara Haldar

Antara Haldar

Writing for PS since 2019
14 commentaries
1 videos & podcasts

Antara Haldar, Associate Professor of Empirical Legal Studies at the University of Cambridge, is a visiting faculty member at Harvard University, a former fellow at Stanford University’s Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, and the principal investigator on a European Research Council grant on law and cognition.

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  1. Killing Twitter
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    Killing Twitter

    Dec 1, 2022 Antara Haldar explains what Elon Musk fundamentally misunderstands about the platform – and about free speech.

  2. Libertarian Lettuce
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    Libertarian Lettuce

    Oct 26, 2022 Antara Haldar marvels at how quickly a highly influential philosophy wilted when put into practice.

  3. Amazon’s Satanic Mills
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    Amazon’s Satanic Mills

    Sep 27, 2022 Antara Haldar sees recent unionization efforts as a welcome response to an unethical and inhumane business model.

  4. The GOP Goes Rogue
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    The GOP Goes Rogue

    Aug 25, 2022 Antara Haldar attributes the Republican Party’s craven embrace of Donald Trump to an amoral intellectual movement.

  5. One Small Step for Manchin, One Giant Leap for Mankind?
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    One Small Step for Manchin, One Giant Leap for Mankind?

    Aug 1, 2022 Antara Haldar considers the strengths and weaknesses of the Paris agreement in light of recent political developments.

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    Resentment on the Western Front

    Sławomir Sierakowski thinks the Polish public needs a more open and honest conversation about refugees before resentment spirals.
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    Crypto’s Well-Worn Path to Crisis

    Xavier Vives writes that, despite the novelty of the assets, the narrative of FTX’s collapse was established long ago.
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    The Unavoidable Crash

    Nouriel Roubini anticipates a stagflationary debt crisis, owing to a dangerous combination of inflation and over-borrowing.
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    War Over Taiwan?

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr. considers whether a deterrence arrangement that has worked for 50 years is still sufficient.
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    The Contested Fed

    James Livingston

    By all accounts, central banks – particularly the Fed, because the dollar is still the world’s dominant currency – already act as investment authorities. But their recent bailouts have exacerbated economic inequality, and have done little or nothing to address climate change.

    reviews three books that, each in its own way, reveal a central truth about the world’s leading central bank.
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    The Economics of Mainstreaming Climate Action

    Jean Pisani-Ferry & Selma Mahfouz identify the risks and short-term costs associated with the energy transition over the next decade.
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    Killing Twitter

    Antara Haldar explains what Elon Musk fundamentally misunderstands about the platform – and about free speech.
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    The Napoleons of Big Tech

    Bill Emmott

    Recent events in the technology sector suggest that investors and lenders should be demanding a premium to cover the risk that a star entrepreneur will become an egomaniacal dictator. With each business cycle, it seems, old lessons must be relearned.

    sees in the industry’s harsh reckoning this year lessons that apparently can’t be learned often enough.
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    The Crypto Emperor’s New Clothes

    The collapse of several crypto platforms this year – including the spectacular crash of the second-largest cryptocurrency exchange, FTX – has raised fundamental questions about the credibility of a digital innovation once hailed as the key to democratizing finance. Has crypto finally been exposed as a scam, or will a new, stronger crypto industry emerge from the current turmoil?

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