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08 сентября, 19:00

The Harsh Truth About India’s Godmen

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Late last month, two Indian states and the national capital were upended by rioting mobs protesting their spiritual leader’s conviction on two counts of raping minor girls. The episode has forced Indians to confront some painful truths about their country.

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08 сентября, 16:45

Killing Killer Mosquitoes

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There have been several recent promising innovations in the battle to eradicate mosquito-borne diseases – such as chikungunya, dengue, malaria, yellow fever, West Nile virus, and Zika virus – that together kill millions of people each year. But, however effective these solutions turn out to be, will they ever be widely applied?

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08 сентября, 16:20

Winning the War on Child Sexual Abuse

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Despite a shared interest in protecting children, sexual predation upends millions of young lives every year. Now, rights advocates and campaigners in India are calling for a global war to end the silence that has sustained this scourge.

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08 сентября, 12:38

Surmounting the German Surplus

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Germany’s substantial and persistent current-account surplus has divided European politicians and economic policymakers for years, because few can agree on its ultimate causes and proximate effects. But, for Europe’s sake – and Germany’s – these and other disputes will have to be resolved by the new German government that emerges from this month’s federal election.

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08 сентября, 11:20

Learning from Harvey

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Hurricane Harvey has left in its wake upended lives and enormous property damage, estimated by some at $150-180 billion. But the storm that pummeled the Texas coast for the better part of a week also raises deep questions about America's economic system and politics.

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07 сентября, 18:50

The Arab Autocracy Trap

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It has been more than six years since the start of the Arab Spring, and life for most Arabs in the Middle East and North Africa is worse than it was in 2011. The stage is now being set for another popular awakening in countries where the authorities have run out of options.

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07 сентября, 18:00

How Trump Could Rebuild America

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At a time when Americans seem to agree on little else, almost everyone agrees on the need to bring the country’s infrastructure into the twenty-first century. The task now is to turn consensus into action.

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07 сентября, 16:30

Macron’s Labor Gambit

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French President Emmanuel Macron’s entourage has been wisely telling anyone who will listen not to expect too much from the proposed new labor code. Indeed, the economics of the reforms suggest that they are unlikely to make a big difference on their own.

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07 сентября, 15:50

A Betrayal of America’s Soul

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For the US – a country of immigrants and their descendants – September 5, 2017, marked a betrayal of the nation’s soul. The announcement by President Donald Trump’s administration that it is ending the so-called DACA program threatens to upend the lives of an entire generation.

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06 сентября, 19:00

Pardons Are a Loaded Gun

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Donald Trump's grant of a presidential pardon to Joe Arpaio, a former sheriff awaiting sentencing for defying a federal judge’s order to stop racially profiling and arbitrarily detaining people who looked Latino, was divisive and unwarranted. So it raises a fundamental question: What if the pardoner doesn't care about justice?

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06 сентября, 18:20

Central Bankers’ Shifting Goalposts

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The themes of the world’s foremost gathering of central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and of the ECB's annual meeting this year, had little to do with monetary policy. Instead, they focused on economic growth, an issue that they can do little to influence.

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06 сентября, 14:20

Supply-Side Amnesia

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Would the tax-reform package that the US Congress will debate this fall yield a net benefit for all or most Americans, or would it be a handout to the super-wealthy? The question itself is dismaying, because Americans learned the answer more than 30 years ago.