A good week

Is New Zealand’s prime minister the most effective leader on the planet? That’s a question posed by The Atlantic, even before the 37-year-old Jacinda Ardern told the world that her country had beaten the coronavirus. It recorded its second day with no new infections this week. Sure, New Zealand has a population of just 5-million and is a collection of islands at the very bottom of the Pacific. But Ardern’s real win was early, decisive action. This pandemic will be a test of political leadership, and she is coming out on top...

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