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December 07, 2017

Abenomics and the Elusive Trickle Down

Despite a steadily growing economy, the promised trickle-down effect has yet to materialize, with newly created wealth being amassed mainly ...

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November 24, 2016

Economic Drivers of Social Instability in China

The easing of growth in China threatens to exacerbate social tensions arising from disparities in income, wealth, and opportunity. Takashi ...

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August 25, 2016

To Revive the Economy, Empower the Middle Class
Redistribution as the Key to Revitalization

In a recent piece in the Nihon Keizai Shimbun, Shigeki Morinobu calls for a working tax credit and other measures ...

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July 24, 2015

Trump’s Towering Popularity

Donald Trump’s strong lead in the Republican nomination polls, despite his many extravagant statements, has shocked political elites in the ...

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April 02, 2015

China’s Corruption Conundrum

China’s current anti-corruption campaign has produced a surge in prosecutions and some high-profile arrests. Yet critics argue that it neglects ...

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February 14, 2012

A Rubric for Comprehensive Tax Reform

There is more to tax reform than consumption tax hikes, although one would never know it from the commentary the ...

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August 19, 2011

Elections and Political Order: A Cross-National Analysis of Electoral Violence

More governments than ever are yielding to international pressure to hold democratic elections, but the results can be discouraging. By ...

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