John Gustavsson

John Gustavsson is a conservative writer from Sweden and has a doctorate in economics.

John Gustavsson
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Boris Johnson: a British Nixon

Johnson’s failure wasn’t Nixonian in its seriousness, but as with the 37th U.S. president, the cover-up was what brought him down.

The Economics of Abortion in a Post-Roe World

On the one hand, mothers face fewer barriers to advancing in the workplace than in the 1970s. But pro-lifers need to make a real commitment to a stronger safety net.

The War in Ukraine Shows the Need for Foreign Aid Reform

Developing countries will suffer as the war leads to spikes in food prices, and that will leave them open to aid from adversaries like China.

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Russia’s Dark History—and Bleak Future

Its tragic history is filled with regrettable decisions.

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Why China Is Unlikely to Save Russia’s Economy

Supply chain issues are just the start of it.

EU Membership Is Not the Best Way for Europe to Help Ukraine

Aside from funding problems, it risks creating an exodus from the country at the precise time it will need to rebuild after war.

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How the World Can Best Help Ukraine’s Refugees

Keep them in nations closest to Ukraine, and plan for every contingency.

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Foreign Aid Is Not the Answer to Afghanistan’s Woes

In fact, it could make them worse.

Germany’s New Government Makes a Naïve Push for a European Federation

A ‘United States of Europe’ is a terrible idea.

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How Boris Johnson Lost the Plot

The pandemic and Brexit-related headaches are lingering, and his rival Nigel Farage might be poised for a comeback.