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Fighting the recession: money, not debt

The coronavirus crisis is forcing Western policymakers to bend their principles: lawmakers in the United States have just approved 2.2 trillion dollars in emergency spending; the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen,…

Who would Trump choose?

Over the past year, Donald Trump’s prospects for the 2020 presidential election have undoubtedly improved. In the summer of 2019, polls showed most of the top Democrats beating the president soundly, often by more than 10 points, with…