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Why European Experts are Under Attack?

Why European Experts are Under Attack?

Across the Western world, the elite and the experts are under attack. This is especially true of economic experts, whose credibility took a deserved beating during and after the global financial crisis. France is no exception to this tendency. In the first round of...
The Rise and Fall of European Meritocracy

The Rise and Fall of European Meritocracy

SOFIA, Bulgaria — When you can’t understand why people behave in a certain way, the easiest thing to do is to convince yourself that people do not know what they are doing. This is what European political, business and news media leaders have done in response to the...
Clinton should Stop Pretending she’s not Elite

Clinton should Stop Pretending she’s not Elite

Despite Hillary Clinton’s recent slip in the polls, she has a big political opportunity, even though some of her advisers might regard it as a curse: She can run as the candidate who represents the “mainstream” leadership of both parties and knows how to fix our...
Why do Arab Nations Fail?

Why do Arab Nations Fail?

Last year James Robinson and Daron Acemoğlu, two American academics, released a book entitled “Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity and Poverty” (Crown Business, 2012). The book received widespread coverage, and was praised by major European and American...