Apr 30, 2014
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The kleptocracy of Vladimir Putin

Bruce Livesey
Bill Browder's story lends insight into the Russian economy because it suggests that Putin manages a deeply corrupt kleptocracy -- an economy run by his pals who steal whatever they can.
Apr 28, 2014
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Why France's economic problems matter

Bruce Livesey
France is at that critical juncture where it seems poised to begin tearing down its social democratic infrastructure by embracing the neoliberal playbook of austerity.


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