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January/February 2018

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    Whatever Happened to Development?


    Why have so few countries—out of about 120 newly independent countries that have emerged since World War II—achieved successful development? | Order this issue or subscribe.

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    Worst-Case Economics

    An Interview with Frank Ackerman

    Understanding the economics of extreme events in climate change and financial instability. | Order this issue or subscribe.

  • the regulars

    • editor’s note Ideas for Better Taxes
    • the short run
    • making sense Let’s Try Employer-Side Payroll Taxes
    • up against the Wall Street Journal State Millionaires’ Taxes Do Work
    • in review Keith Payne, The Broken Ladder