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The US Is Officially in Recession Thanks to The Corona Virus Crisis (06/16/2020) | Jeffrey Frankel @guardian
… Readers are often surprised to learn that the task of declaring a recession in the US falls to a panel of economists who consider a wide variety of indicators. Most other advanced economies, after all, define a recession as simply two consecutive quarters of negative GDP growth. But the US isn’t the only country to go beyond the two-quarters rule. The Japanese government also considers other indicators in its official business-cycle chronology. And private committees in other domains – including the eurozone, Canada, Spain, and Brazil – date business cycles by looking at a wider variety of economic indicators, though without garnering as much attention from the media or official government bodies. …
Keller @ Large: Harvard Economist Warns Of Roller Coaster Economy (w Video; 05/14/2020) | @wbz
The Briefing Room – Coronavirus and the Economy (Radio; 07/05/2020) | @BBC
Deregulate for the coronavirus recovery: The Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs should think hard about which rules to enforce. (0503/2020) | Adam J. White @WSJ
Harvard’s Reinhart and Rogoff Say This Time Really Is Different: The professors, whose 2009 book showed that financial crises often follow similar patterns, spoke to us about what’s happening in 2020. (05/18/2020) | Simon Kennedy @markets
Firms won’t give up on globalization but will ‘redesign’ supply chains: Trade expert (Video; 06/12/2020) | Robert Lawrence @BNNBloomberg
Evaluating the success of President Johnson’s War on Poverty: Revisiting the historical record using a full-income poverty measure (w PDFs; 12/09/2019) | Richard Burkhauser, Kevin C. Corinth, James Elwell, Jeff Larrimore @AEI
3 charts showing good news about American wage growth (01/07/2020) | James Pethokoukis @AEI
The ‘new normal’: Thoughts about the shape of things to come in the post-pandemic world (04/19/2020) | Nicholas Eberstadt @NBRnews
A Seven-Point Checklist for Reopening the Economy: There will be setbacks, and Congress has to commit to propping up the economy over the long term. (04/15/2020) | Michael R. Strain @bpolitics
First, acknowledge that the shutdown was the right thing to do. …
Then the U.S. needs to decide what its goals are
policy makers need to be comfortable discussing the trade-off between lives and economic outcomes. …
The fourth principle: The U.S. will need to act without having all the necessary information. …
A regional opening strategy can depend on governors. …
The sixth principle is to accept the ebbs and flows of progress. …
Finally, Congress should be prepared to continue its attempts to rescue the economy over the longer term. …
National Digital Currencies: The Future of Money? (06/2020) | Aditi Kumar, Jeremy Ney, Eve Lee, Victor Ji @BelferCenter
The City-Sized Hole in U.S. GPS Planning (w PDF; 11/21/2019) | @BelferCenter
Privacy and the four categories of information technology (w PDF; 05/26/2020) | Jim Harper @AEI
The coronavirus could imperil Putin’s presidency: Russia entered the crisis with a stagnant economy, and its oil-price war with the Saudis isn’t helping. (04/23/2020) | Leon Aron @WSJ
Oil’s Collapse Is a Geopolitical Reset In Disguise (04/29/2020) | Meghan L. O’Sullivan @bopinion
Russia’s Stock Market Rallies But Still Not a Source of Long-Term Capital (12/12/2019) | Ben Aris @russia_matters
In Depth with Yuval Levin: Author and American Enterprise Institute scholar Yuval Levin talked about U.S. political history and the political divide in the country today. He’s the author of “The Great Debate,” “The Fractured Republic,’ and “A Time to Build.” (Video; 06/07/2020) | @cspan
Three Americas and the pandemic, Part III: Small cities, towns, and the countryside (06/09/2020) | Charles Murray @AEI
Biden’s Bad Foreign-Policy Ideas: The former vice president lacks a consistent philosophy of when and how to use military force. (06/07/2020) | Kori Schake @TheAtlantic
What Policymakers Should Ask Modelers (04/21/2020) | Afreen Siddiqi, Kaveri Iychettira @ProSyn
How Will COVID-19 Affect the Transatlantic Relationship? (05/01/2020) | Nicholas Burns, Cathryn Clüver Ashbrook, David E. Sanger, Amanda Sloat, Torrey Taussig @BelferCenter
The World’s Weakest Strongman (06/06/2020) | Stephen M. Walt @ForeignPolicy
The United States Forgot Its Strategy for Winning Cold Wars (05/05/2020) | Stephen M. Walt @ForeignPolicy
Will a Global Depression Trigger Another World War? (05/13/2020) | Stephen M. Walt @ForeignPolicy
No, the Coronavirus Will Not Change the Global Order: We should be skeptical toward claims that the pandemic changes everything. China won’t benefit, and the United States will remain preeminent. (04/16/2020) | Joseph S. Nye @ForeignPolicy
American Exceptionalism in the Age of Trump (06/05/2020) | Joseph S. Nye @ProSyn
So Do Morals Matter in U.S. Foreign Policy? I Asked the Expert. (04/24/2020) | Joseph S. Nye @washingtonpost
How COVID-19 is Testing American Leadership (04/26/2020) | Joseph S. Nye @east_asia_forum
Breaking the Ice: How France and the UK Could Reshape a Credible European Defense and Renew the Transatlantic Partnership (w PDF; 05/2020) | Adrien Abecassis, Jolyon Howorth @BelferCenter
A divided Europe’s China challenge (26/11/2019) | Philippe Le Corre @east_asia_forum
“Maxwell Taylor’s Cold War: From Berlin to Vietnam” by Ingo Trauschweizer (05/2020) | Nathaniel L. Moir @ Michigan War Studies Review
Niall Ferguson: ‘Now We Are in Cold War II’ (04/28/2020) | @ekathimerini
Donald Trump Could Lose the Election by Authorizing a New Nuclear Weapons Test (06/23/2020) | Stephen Herzog, Benoît Pelopidas, Jonathon Baron, Fabrício Fialho @TheNatlInterest
Why Israel’s annexation of parts of the West Bank would be a historic mistake (06/22/2020) | Tzipi Livni @washingtonpost
Tzipi Livni is a former minister of foreign affairs for Israel.
South China Sea of troubles: In 2020 the world should pay more attention to the South China Sea (11/2019) | Oriana Skylar Mastro @TheEconomist
Russian jokes tell the brutal truth: In a repressive society, dark political jokes allow regular people to describe what they see with their own eyes. (11/29/2019) | Leon Aron @TheAtlantic
Who ‘Defeated’ ISIS? An Analysis of US and Russian Contributions (05/06/2020) | Domitilla Sagramoso @russia_matters
The decline of religion in American family life: Findings from the November 2019 American Perspectives Survey (12/11/2019) | Daniel A. Cox, Jacqueline Clemence, Eleanor O’Neil @AEI
How States Like Virginia Go Blue (11/08/2020) | Matthew Continetti @FreeBeacon
… President Trump so dominates the popular imagination that every election result is described in relation to his job approval and conduct in office. … But the story of this particular Democratic winning streak is less about Trump than it is about long-running demographic and cultural transformation. He catalyzed changes decades in the making. …
One reason why UI benefit payments remain low: The lingering effects of Obama-era stimulus policies (11/26/2019) | Matt Weidinger @AEI


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