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Kaushik Basu

Kaushik Basu

Writing for PS since 2002
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Kaushik Basu, a former chief economist of the World Bank and chief economic adviser to the Government of India, is Professor of Economics at Cornell University and a non-resident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution.

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    Writing Off Russia

    Volodymyr Rafeyenko interviewed by Marci Shore

    The war in Ukraine has raised profound questions of political identity and its relationship to language. What happens to a novelist who writes in the same tongue as the invaders but no longer has anything to say to them?

    about the politics of language and literature, and the experience of being a refugee in one’s own country.
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    Is Crypto in Terminal Decline?

    Some have long argued that private digital money and the technology underpinning it will revolutionize finance in the long term. But with Bitcoin plunging, stablecoins collapsing, and crypto lenders freezing withdrawals, we asked PS commentators whether the industry has a future.

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