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Posts by Sara Belz

Sara Belz is a Research Analyst with the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy in the Economic Studies program at Brookings.

The World Isn’t Flat Yet: Why Urbanization Still Matters

Thomas Friedman published “The World is Flat” ten years ago. In celebration, I’d like to propose that it isn’t.  Yes, globalization is real: The Economist reported in February that by 2020, 80 percent of the global adult population will be connected to the rest of the...

How You Can Support Religious Minorities in Iraq from Your Desk

Amid reports of destruction by ISIS, accelerating controversy over U.S. strategy in Iraq, and a growing pessimism towards the situation overall, American sympathy towards suffering Iraqis may easily transform into confusion and inactivity. Daniel Mark wrote last week...