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Daron Acemoglu

Daron Acemoglu

Writing for PS since 2012
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Daron Acemoglu, Professor of Economics at MIT, is co-author (with James A. Robinson) of Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity and Poverty and The Narrow Corridor: States, Societies, and the Fate of Liberty

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  1. PS Say More: Daron Acemoglu
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    PS Say More: Daron Acemoglu

    Dec 17, 2019 Daron Acemoglu explains what must be done to create good jobs, identifies which US Democratic presidential candidates might implement such an agenda effectively, and paints a dark scenario for America and the world should Donald Trump win a second term in November.

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    China and America Are Failing the Pandemic Test

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr.

    All national leaders must put their country’s interests first, but the important question is how broadly or narrowly they define those interests. Both China and the US are responding to COVID-19 with an inclination toward short-term, zero-sum approaches, and too little attention to international institutions and cooperation.


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