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Economic Ennui

At the beginning of the 20th century, Argentina was one of the world’s 10 wealthiest countries by per capita income. As of 2021, it’s 86th. What happened?



Until recently, nobody could generate meaningless platitudes more efficiently than Vice President Kamala Harris.


Pros @ Cons

The most pernicious computer viruses in history have touched millions and cost billions since the early aughts.


The Bad Breakup With China

The US is trying to reduce its dependence on China. China is trying to be totally economically self-sufficient. But they can’t seem to let each other go.


Ghana’s Maladjustment

Africa is suffering from a continent-wide debt crisis, the result of decades of dependence on predatory international finance. Ghana is its latest victim.


Metal Men on the Silver Screen

We already know about the terrifying and beautiful future promised by artificial intelligence. We’ve seen it play out on film for years.