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Simon Johnson

Simon Johnson

Writing for PS since 2007
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Simon Johnson, a former chief economist at the International Monetary Fund, is a professor at MIT Sloan and co-chair (with Retsef Levi) of the COVID-19 Policy Alliance, focused on actionable intelligence and operational recommendations to limit the human damage from the pandemic. He is the co-author, with Jonathan Gruber, of Jump-Starting America: How Breakthrough Science Can Revive Economic Growth and the American Dream.

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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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