Opinion

The Need for Global Protections Against Existential Risks

The Need for Global Protections Against Existential Risks

International collaborative mechanisms are needed to prepare for threats to human existence.

Did Japan’s Lenient Lockdown Conquer the Coronavirus?

Did Japan’s Lenient Lockdown Conquer the Coronavirus?

Despite federal attempts to fight COVID-19, Japanese law prioritizes individual rights and regional autonomy.

Lessons From New Zealand’s COVID-19 Success

Lessons From New Zealand’s COVID-19 Success

The United States might well have saved many lives by following New Zealand’s science-based playbook.

Legitimacy, Not Force, Is Key to Presidential Power

Legitimacy, Not Force, Is Key to Presidential Power

President Donald J. Trump’s response to police violence and peaceful protests undermines governmental legitimacy.

Italy’s Complex Legislative Framework Impairs its COVID-19 Response

Italy’s Complex Legislative Framework Impairs its COVID-19 Response

Italy’s pandemic policies struggle with the same legislative and regulatory challenges as traditional laws.

It Is Time for the Fed to Stop Bank Shareholder Payouts

It Is Time for the Fed to Stop Bank Shareholder Payouts

The Federal Reserve should order banks to preserve capital by retaining earnings and halting all shareholder payouts.

Vietnam’s Astonishing Success at Curbing COVID-19 Outbreaks

Vietnam’s Astonishing Success at Curbing COVID-19 Outbreaks

Decades-long efforts in Vietnam to improve local governance have kept recorded coronavirus cases low.

Coordinating Colombia’s Pandemic Response

Coordinating Colombia’s Pandemic Response

Colombia lacks procedures for ensuring coordination among different levels of government.

Responding to COVID-19 Without Public Trust

Responding to COVID-19 Without Public Trust

Despite a robust regulatory scheme, Chilean officials struggle to follow experts and respond to COVID-19 effectively.

Will the EU Make its Better Regulation Strategy Truly Better?

Will the EU Make its Better Regulation Strategy Truly Better?

The pandemic offers the chance for the European Union to expand the scope of better regulation through innovation.

Brazil’s COVID-19 Response is Caught Between Denialism and Technocratic Hubris

Brazil’s COVID-19 Response is Caught Between Denialism and Technocratic Hubris

Self-interested and apathetic policies by its executive made Brazil one of the most infected countries in the world.

Regulatory Uncertainty Over Emergency Powers in Switzerland

Regulatory Uncertainty Over Emergency Powers in Switzerland

Democratic process and federalism concerns raise questions about the Swiss government’s COVID-19 policies.