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COMMENT: Evidence-based policy mistakes

It is important to recognise that data alone are not enough, common sense matters COMMENT | KAUSHIK BASU | After years of stressing the importance of evidence-based policymaking, economists have clearly had some influence on politicians. What economists now need to do is to impress upon those same politicians that citing …

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COMMENT: Combat populist demagogues

Centrist politicians must engage in behavior so costly that a conventional politician would never emulate it COMMENT | DANI RODRIK | At a recent conference I attended, I was seated next to a prominent American trade policy expert. We began to talk about the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which …

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Politicians told to emulate Pope

By Aloysious Kasoma Opposition Uganda People’s Congress and Democratic Party have called on leaders to emulate the courage of the Pope to resign where it is necessary. While addressing Journalists in separate press conferences in Kampala on Tuesday and Wednesday, DP’s Kenneth Kakande said that it is good to resign …

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