More on Covid-19? Yes, but focused on the role of leadership and how the followers' preferred styles might change the world. Also, a link to a Post-pandemia short survey designed to reveal preferences for alternative worlds.
Mexican López Obrador: “We're going to keep living life as usual. I'll tell you when not to go out any longer”. Brazilian Bolsonaro: 'Some will die, I'm sorry, that's life' British Boris: 'Britain should “take it on the…
Alfredo Behrenshttps://forms.gle/xfUuHsjjxFAw2Vbd8 Clicking right away on that link leads to a very short and anonymous survey to help me and my students figure out what world might they work on when they are once again free to engage.
The Financial Times
David Pilling and Jonathan Wheatley in London, Andres Schipani in São Paulo and Amy Kazmin in Delhi
– Apr 3, 2020, 10:49 AM
Wara Mendoza sells remote controls in El Alto, a sprawling and impoverished satellite city of the Bolivian commercial capital, La Paz. Her mother hawks salteña meat pies in the outdoor market and her father drives a taxi along its streets.
Alfredo BehrensWe would know, if the FT were not so stingy. A good alternative is the next article.
Foreign Affairs Magazine
– Mar 30, 2020, 9:00 PM
Imagine if virtually everything about the United States' ongoing response to COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, goes wrong. That test kit shortages persist for months. That the country utterly fails to bolster the capacity of…
Alfredo Behrens A death sentence: for people lacking in intensive care units, protective facemasks, gloves, and ventilators with no contagion tracking capacity and ordinary citizens failing to separate themselves from one another while most businesses stay open.
The New York Times
– Apr 4, 2020, 2:00 AM
ROME — There is a growing sense in Italy that the worst may have passed. The weeks of locking down the country, center of the world's deadliest coronavirus outbreak, may be starting to pay off, as officials announced this week that the…
Alfredo BehrensDecision-making in a dystopian society: who can already get out, who must stay in?
This column is a lead commentary in the VoxEU debate on ' Populism ' The lead commentaries in the Vox debate on populism do an excellent job of introducing the subject. Eichengreen (2019), Rodrik (2019), and Tabellini (2019) all explain that the…
Alfredo BehrensThis pandemic may have hit at the world's most vulnerable time: with isolationist populists in charge.
The New York Times
– Mar 15, 2020, 3:32 PM
President Trump made his first public comments about the coronavirus on Jan. 22, in a television interview from Davos with CNBC's Joe Kernen. The first American case had been announced the day before, and Kernen asked Trump, “Are there…
Alfredo BehrensThat Trump continues to lie is not as surprising as that so many continue to believe in him is.
Ediciones EL PAÍS S.L
– Mar 28, 2020, 4:30 PM
Algunos lo llaman la zona cero. Muchos están incómodos cuando van; hay ministros que acuden casi obligados a reuniones o ruedas de prensa y están allí lo mínimo imprescindible. La Moncloa, centro neurálgico…
Alfredo BehrensThe working style of a cornered prime minister.
Welcome to the Metropolitan Opera's Free Student Streams! Each week, we'll be offering one opera specially selected for our young audience members around the globe, along with opportunities to learn more about the production and hear from some of…
Alfredo BehrensFree access to some of the world's most complete art forms.
– Mar 17, 2020, 3:00 PM
In the wake of the intensifying Covid-19 pandemic, many of the world's most venerable art institutions have been forced to temporarily shut their doors. Luckily, that doesn't mean that we've lost access to the countless treasures housed by these…
Alfredo BehrensEven if not tired of Netflix, there is a lot to enjoy out there, without going out.