Political Turmoil

Viewing economic outcomes as divorced from politics risks serious misunderstanding and virtually ensures regulatory failure.

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Even in France, Money Rules Politics

Feb 15, 2018

France, like many Western European countries, has strong campaign finance laws and a vibrant multiparty system. Yet even there, money has had a corrosive effect on democracy, as private donations have an outsized impact on electoral outcomes.

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The Economic Origins of the Populist Backlash

Mar 7, 2017

Institute Senior Economist Pia Malaney sees the election of Donald Trump as a message from the Rust Belt signaling a systemic failure in US political economy 

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Euroland: Will the Netherlands be the next domino to fall?

Feb 13, 2017

Austerity has nurtured resentments that will likely make the populist right PVV the biggest winner in the March 15 election — but without the majority or the allies needed to govern