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Can slow-building democracies compete with China?

President Joe Biden speaks often of the need to demonstrate that democracies can compete with autocracies in the 21st century. The US$1.2 trillion infrastructure bill the Senate recently passed with bipartisan support seems like encouraging evidence that they can. Yet for all the back-patting over senators’ willingness to compromise, two discouraging facts about the bill […]

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