Month: June 2020

Common Decency in the Populist Era

Nicolette Makovicky, Jonathan Larson, and Juraj Buzalka June 11, 2020 The call for decency in contemporary Slovak politics speaks both to new conservatives and old liberals. In December 2013, the former secondary schoolteacher Marian Kotleba was elected governor of the Banská Bystrica region in Central Slovakia. Kotleba was the leader of the neo-fascist People’s Party Our Slovakia,

Sovereign Wealth and Custodial Finance in Norway

Knut Christian Myhre June 3, 2020 At a time when COVID-19 causes economic and market turmoil, milestones marking financial success and stability may seem part of a distant past. Yet, less than six months before Norway entered lockdown due to the coronavirus, the country celebrated just such a moment. The cause for that celebration is