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Why America Must Lead Again – Rescuing U.S. Foreign Policy After Trump

Joseph R. Biden, Jr. – Foreign Affairs By nearly every measure, the credibility and influence of the United States in the world have diminished since President Barack Obama and I left office on January 20, 2017. President Donald Trump has belittled, undermined, and in some cases abandoned U.S. allies and partners. He has turned on…

Why America Is Afraid of TikTok

The company’s founder says in an interview that he wants it to be “a window” on the world. A Republican senator says it is a “Trojan horse.” Michael Schuman – The Atlantic ZHANG YIMING EMBODIES what the United States wanted China to be. He is the founder and chief executive of a company, ByteDance, that…

Global Economics Intelligence executive summary

McKinsey & Company – 10 Aug 2020 The US economy experienced a record-breaking GDP contraction of –9.5% (year over year) in the second quarter of 2020 (–32.9% annualized). Many analysts expect positive growth in the third quarter, stemming from partial reopening, but a continued surge of COVID-19 cases could halt further expansion. In terms of pandemic…

Social Capital: Why We Need It and How We Can Create More of It

“The phrase “social capital” has been used to describe relationships between individuals that facilitate the kind of social trust that can strengthen communities. The lack of it may explain why Trump was elected, why our health and longevity have been deteriorating, and why economic growth has slowed. Some scholars have noted that social capital is…