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    The Great Collapse

    The Taliban's stunningly swift return to power after 20 years of fighting American-led troops and the Western-backed Afghan government raises profound questions about the future of Afghanistan, the region, and, most importantly, America's role in the world. Has the graveyard of empires claimed another victim?

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    The Coming Food Fight

    The COVID-19 pandemic has caused hunger to spike, highlighting the need for radical reforms of the global food system to ensure its long-term resilience. But many fear that the United Nations Food Systems Summit on September 23 will entrench the current inequitable status quo instead of delivering real change.

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    Where Has All the Money Gone?

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    Quantitative easing risks generating its own boom-and-bust cycles, and can thus be seen as an example of state-created financial instability. Governments must now abandon the fiction that central banks create money independently from government, and must themselves spend the money created at their behest.

    explains why a decade of quantitative easing by central banks has merely fueled financial instability.
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