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[Jeffrey D. Sachs] The meaning of Brexit for the rest of the world

The “Brexit” vote was a triple protest: against surging immigration, City of London bankers and European Union institutions, in that order. It will have major consequences. Donald Trump’s campaign ...

Updated : 2016.06.27 16:50

[Gita Gopinath] India’s economy after Gov. Raghuram Rajan

Raghuram Rajan’s decision not to seek a second term as governor of the Reserve Bank of India was met with shock from those of us who have been cheering on the Indian economy. While it is no secret that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government had its problems with Rajan, few believed th...

Updated : 2016.06.27 16:49

[Cass R. Sunstein] On affirmative action, U.S. court rules for humility

In refusing to strike down a race-conscious admissions plan at the University of Texas at Austin on Thursday, the Supreme Court did more than uphold an affirmative action program. Just as important, it struck a much-needed blow for judicial modesty.The justices showed an awareness that oth...

Updated : 2016.06.27 16:47

[Anders Aslund] What the EU must do now

The United Kingdom’s Brexit vote is arguably the greatest disaster ever to hit the European Union. Now, the EU must act fast -- not least by ending the postreferendum market turmoil -- if it is to su...

Updated : 2016.06.27 16:45

[Albert R. Hunt] Trump, Clinton push divergent economic cures

The contempt that Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump express for each other will continue to play out in vitriolic sound bites. But their profound differences on what to do about the economy and the struggling middle class are far more important.“This election will be won by whichever candi...

Updated : 2016.06.27 16:44

[Alex Rodriguez] For America, Brexit should serve as a potent warning sign

Britain has Brexited, choosing populism and over pragmatism, insularity over inclusion -- and leaving the world transformed and deeply worried.The rising tide against immigration has Trumped integration (pun intended, of course). It’s a script that Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican...

Updated : 2016.06.26 16:24

[Megan McArdle] ‘Citizens of the world’? Nice thought, but ...

I didn’t think it would actually happen.Sitting in an airport with middle-class Britons last week, I heard far more support for leaving the European Union than for staying in. But heading into Thursd...

Updated : 2016.06.26 16:24

[Robert B. Reich] A big election idea for Hillary

If Donald Trump continues to implode, Hillary Clinton will win simply by being the presidential candidate who isn’t Trump.But the prospect of a President Trump is so terrifying that Clinton shouldn’t take any chances. The latest matchup polls show her about six points ahead — a comforta...

Updated : 2016.06.26 16:22

[Michael Schuman] Who wins from Brexit? China

The United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union is creating a lot of losers: London’s finance industry. British Prime Minister David Cameron. The pound. The grand cause of European integration. Bu...

Updated : 2016.06.26 16:21

[Adam Minter] China’s dog meat image problem

I ate dog just once, and it was an accident. A Chinese scrap metal dealer with whom I’m friendly invited me to a fancy hot pot restaurant in Chongqing. As the waitress delivered bowl after bowl of dunkable vegetables and raw meats for cooking at our table, I pointed to one and asked: “Wh...

Updated : 2016.06.26 16:21

[Editorial] A Bad Day for Europe

This was never supposed to happen. Three years ago, when U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron promised his country a referendum on remaining a member of the European Union, he was sure of victory. The country had other ideas. On Thursday Britain voted to quit.It’s a momentous choice -- and n...

Updated : 2016.06.24 16:39

[Mark Gilbert] Revenge wrong response to Brexit

The U.K. has voted for the “most expensive divorce proceeding in the history of the world,” in the words of U.S. billionaire Wilbur Ross, with BBC projections showing voters backed “Leave” by 52 percent to 48 percent. The challenge facing both Britain and its newly ditched European par...

Updated : 2016.06.24 16:35

[Jawed Naqvi] An elite club of suicide bombers

The middle classes that quake at the thought of gore and fascist hordes seem incorrigibly sanguine about a possible nuclear confrontation in South Asia with both India and Pakistan vying to join the Nuclear Suppliers Group.It is always baffling, isn’t it, to see the yawning difference in ...

Updated : 2016.06.23 16:23

‘Unfriending’ the environment

Lack of knowledge on environmental issues is blamed for lenient verdicts given by Indonesian courts to those deemed responsible for the destruction.Enforcement of the law against those who commit environmental crimes in Indonesia has proved to fail as a deterrent. A series of trials of cor...

Updated : 2016.06.23 16:22

[Salman Haider] India, the Silk Road and pan-Asian initiatives

The sporadic discord and skirmishes notwithstanding, Sino-Indian ties still move on an even keel of cooperation and engagement. The Silk Road project — linking China to all the major business and cul...

Updated : 2016.06.23 16:20