Joe Biden’s IKEA Effect

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After a bit more than 100 days in office, Joe Biden has demonstrated an impressive political ability: the willingness to change course quickly without making a big deal about it.

On April 16, for instance, the administration announced that it would be keeping Donald Trump’s historically low cap of 15,000 refugees permitted to enter the country in 2021. This was very specifically the president’s decision, made over the…



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