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Ian Buruma

Ian Buruma

Writing for PS since 2001
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  1. An Interview with Ian Buruma
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    An Interview with Ian Buruma

    Jan 4, 2022 Ian Buruma warns that the stage is set for a more serious US insurrection in 2024, advises Joe Biden not to seek a second term, and highlights contemporary artists and artworks that explore humans’ capacity for barbarism.

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    Inflation Will Hurt Both Stocks and Bonds

    Nouriel Roubini

    The longstanding negative correlation between stock and bond prices is an artifact of the low-inflation environment of the past 30 years. If inflation and inflation expectations continue to rise, investors will have to rethink their portfolio strategies to hedge against the risk of massive future losses.

    shows why the hedging strategies of the past three decades may no longer make much sense.
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    Are Vaccination Mandates Government Overreach?

    Jeffrey Frankel

    Many may judge that, in the cases of existing compulsory immunization programs and other health-related regulations, the benefits of government intervention outweigh the costs. If so, one should logically conclude that the same is true of COVID-19 vaccine mandates.

    thinks compulsory COVID-19 jabs are justified in light of existing regulatory interventions.

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