Mark Blyth, political economist at Brown University's Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, and Carrie Nordlund, political scientist and Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Programs at Brown University, share their take on the news.

On this episode:

  • Trump potentially gets removed from the GOP primary ballot in Colorado, and the risks of involving the courts in a presidential election
  • How the politics of immigration will affect the 2024 race in the US
  • Elise Stefanik grills University presidents on Capitol Hill, highlighting the thorny politics of Israel, Gaza, and free speech on college campuses
  • The political economy of Argentina’s new president Javier Milei
  • The Fed decides to hold interest rates steady, and the market reacts with…enthusiasm
  • China’s economic slowdown, and the limits of growth in authoritarian societies
  • Where the Israeli-Gaza conflict goes from here, and how it might affect US politics going forward
  • Google’s loss in court to Epic Games, and American’s very mixed record regulating monopolies. 

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