Articles by Rubrick Biegon

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Channeling FDR in the UK

January 18, 2017 | The UK Labor Party has revived an FDR-era aspiration of imposing a maximum wage on the highest earners, among other radical proposals to stem inequality.

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Is GDP Over?

October 23, 2015 | Economists from rich countries increasingly agree: Sustainable development and reducing inequality matter more than economic growth.

The Foreign Policy of Optimism

The Foreign Policy of Optimism

December 29, 2009 | The power of positive thinking has often warped American foreign policy, as a new book by Barbara Ehrenreich suggests.

Somali Piracy and the International Response

January 29, 2009 | Besides being unsustainable from a logistical standpoint, the heightened military response to the pirate attacks probably won't work because it doesn't address the root causes of this menace to maritime security.

The Post-Fidel Moment

February 13, 2008 | As Fidel fades into history, Cuba again appears on the verge of change. New leadership in Havana may create the conditions for a long-awaited warming in U.S.-Cuba relations.

Hemispheric Hypocrisy

November 15, 2007 | As Latin America's leftward political shift grows deeper roots, U.S. influence over the region is declining.