Can Taiwan have security AND the good life?

People taking selfies near a footbridge decorated with lanterns ahead of the Lunar New Year, amid the Covid-19 pandemic.The island country will see few people in the streets as events, activities and gatherings for festival celebration have been cancelled or postponed to avoid the transmission subsequent to a cluster of domestic outbreak. (Photo by Daniel Tsang / SOPA Images/Sipa USA)No Use Germany.

Richard Bush, whose experience with Taiwan spans decades, discusses his new book, “Difficult Choices: Taiwan’s quest for security and the good life,” just published by the Brookings Institution Press. Also, David Wessel offers his thoughts on the Federal Reserve’s approach to inflation, calling it a “big deal.” You can also listen to Wessel on SoundCloud.

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