Category: Politics

Recent Read: “Venezuela’s Suicide: Lessons From a Failed State”

Don’t miss the excellent analysis of Venezuela’s long road to chaos in the latest Foreign Affairs by Moisés Naím and Francisco Toro.  It’s an excellent recap of how that nation started […]

Recent Read: “The Cost of Political Connections”

I recently came across an interesting paper in the Review of Finance by Marianne Bertrand, Francis Kramarz, Antoinette Schoar and David Thesmar that explores the connections between CEOs and politicians in France. Though the analysis is […]

FT: How the US left the UK behind on aristocrats in power

Interesting commentary on FT.com about America’s aristocracy problem here Some highlights:   We think of America as having distinct mores from Britain — but there are traditions she retains, even after […]

Is Liberal Federalism the Future of the Left?

As has been reported widely, the FCC recently changed its so-called “net neutrality” policy, effectively allowing broadband companies such as Verizon and Comcast to adjust their service delivery models to […]

Eurasia Group’s 2018 Risk Watch List

Don’t miss Eurasia Group’s 2018 political risk outlook out now.  From the report’s intro: Let’s be honest: 2018 doesn’t feel good. Yes, markets are soaring and the economy isn’t bad, […]

FT: America Has Chosen To Be Normal (Again)

For those of you who missed it, Robert Kagan of Brookings wrote an interesting piece in the FT recently, arguing that in electing Donal Trump American has chosen to abandon its global role […]

Author Interview: Peter W. Singer on the Weaponization of Social Media

This week we had the good fortune to interview Peter W. Singer to discuss his recent Atlantic article: “War Goes Viral: How social media is being weaponized across the world.” […]

On the Meaning of Our Democracy: Post-Election Thoughts From Alexis de Tocqueville

This has certainly been an interesting week for all Americans.  As I reflect over the decision we as a country made on Tuesday, I am drawn back to the great observer of […]

Brexit In 2 Infographics

Most people had made up their minds ahead of the vote…   2) Immigration and cultural issues separated the two camps…

Free Speech and Terrorism In the Age of Social Media

This past week there has been a lot of discussion about impact of social media on the diffusion of terrorism.  In the aftermath of the San Bernardino shootings, more than one […]