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Can a trade war be averted?

Because China has a higher export-to-GDP ratio than the US, its leaders are more concerned with defending the global trading system than with preserving any particular bilateral balance.

The Effects of Corruption on Politics and Economy

Corruption is a buzzword in virtually every field of study, from economics and politics to healthcare and culture. It is a complex term that bears numerous, mostly negative, connotations. Corruption is blamed for lower and slower economic growth.

Should tech companies be more tightly regulated?

In the wake of recent high-tech mishaps, do we really need to establish new regulatory principles and agencies to manage emerging risks? While the European Union certainly seems to think so, following its lead could be a costly mistake, writes Simon Johnson.