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A British Tragedy in One Act

By Chris Patten. Published on Project Syndicate on June, 24, 2016. OXFORD – Thursday night is said to have been momentous for those who campaigned to leave the European Union and turn Britain’s back on the twenty-first century. On that, at least, I can agree. As Cicero wrote: “O wretched andRead More

Letter to friends: this is why I will vote Remain in the referendum by Nicholas Barr

Letter to friends: this is why I will vote Remain in the referendum by Nicholas Barr

The LSE’s Nicholas Barr explains why he will be voting to Remain in the EU referendum – citing a wide range of arguments about sovereignty, migration, international influence, regulation, democracy, trade and the single market to make his case. He concludes the economic and foreign policy costs of leaving are large, andRead More

How Venezuela’s socialist dream collapsed into a nightmare

How Venezuela’s socialist dream collapsed into a nightmare

This article was first published on Vox on May 26, 2016. Venezuela is in the midst of a stunning social, political, and economic collapse. The country of 30 million people is facing dire food and medicine shortages, frequent power outages, serious political unrest, the world’s highest inflation rate, rampant violentRead More

What Economists Do By Robert Lucas

What Economists Do By Robert Lucas

Economists have an image of practicality and worldliness not shared by physicists and poets. Some economists have earned this image. Others –myself and many of my colleagues here at Chicago– have not. I’m not sure whether you will take this as a confession or a boast, but we are basically story-tellers, creators ofRead More