Project Syndicate

16 Jan 19, 8:52am
David Lublin argues that rising interest rates are reducing China's self-confidence and constraining its global ambitions. A fragile capital account is hardly a strong foundation for aggressive Chinese foreign policy
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15 Jan 19, 9:50am
Mariana Mazzucato says that rather than measuring the value of economic activity purely by its price, capitalism will be more purposeful when recognising that value is created collectively by business, government, and civil society
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8 Jan 19, 8:49am
Even in the GFC, global investors saw US Treasuries as the safest asset available. But under Trump portfolio managers find themselves in rough seas with no port of call that can offer shelter from the storm
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6 Jan 19, 9:10am
Kenneth Rogoff says with policy interest rates near zero in most advanced economies, there is little room for monetary policy to maneuver in a recession without considerable creativity. But those who think fiscal policy alone will save the day are stupefy
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3 Jan 19, 12:02pm
Brazilian President Bolsonaro joins the growing ranks of leaders – including America's Trump, Hungary's Orbán, and Poland's Kaczyński – who won power by vowing to end systemic corruption. But he is likely to join them in enabling much more of it
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3 Jan 19, 9:46am
Yu Yongding argues that the Chinese government should pursue monetary and fiscal expansion to stabilise GDP growth and prevent the current slowdown from being excessively sharp
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2 Jan 19, 7:31am
Koichi Hamada says that by ignoring trade history, and the fundamentals of game theory, the US President is driving 'trade diversion', all to the detriment of the United States
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28 Dec 18, 9:37am
China deserve praise for lifting hundreds of millions of people out of poverty. But it's experience has also dispelled three myths about the impact of economic growth, according to Éloi Laurent
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28 Dec 18, 9:16am
Erik Berglof says it makes no sense to reject the lessons of China's economic devlopment miracle even in a period of deepening political suspicion and outright hostility
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27 Dec 18, 10:01am
Despite the current trade truce, tensions between the world's two largest economies remain high. But while both countries may be tempted to turn inward, there are five reasons why they would be wise not to, says McKinsey analysts
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27 Dec 18, 9:02am
Stephen Roach congratulates the US Fed for the courage to commit to normalising interest rate. He says there is simply no other way to break the US economy's 20yr dependence on asset bubbles
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15 Dec 18, 10:31am
As algorithmic decision-making spreads across more policy areas, it is exposing social and economic inequities that were long hidden behind "official" data. Diana Coyle wants to use a new bias in favour of 'a more just society'
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8 Dec 18, 9:30am
Before the next financial crisis erupts, preparing to respond merits a more holistic approach – one that accounts for the serious and escalating threats posed by climate change
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5 Dec 18, 8:32am
John A. Mathews and Mark Selden see in China's renminbi-denominated oil contracts the germ of a broader challenge to US dollar hegemony
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1 Dec 18, 11:01am
Zhang Jun explains why China will not go the way of the Soviet Union in a cold war with the United States
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24 Nov 18, 12:56pm
Stephen Roach urges both countries' leaders to focus on four issues when they meet at the upcoming G20 summit. A real deal is unlikely but here is a checklist to judge any accord reached
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24 Nov 18, 9:46am
Bill Emmott draws a moral from the spectacular fall of Carlos Ghosn that German Chancellor Angela Merkel should consider
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14 Nov 18, 2:45pm
Klaus Schwab says the forces of the new economy have brought a new form of globalisation, needing new forms of governance to safeguard the public good
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10 Nov 18, 9:58am
Quian Liu says the response to the 2008 economic crisis relied far too much on monetary stimulus, and far too little structural reform. The next crisis could come soon – and include large-scale military conflict
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3 Nov 18, 10:16am
Yu Yongding thinks that the trade war with the US will help the Chinese economy complete its necessary rebalancing, giving cover for Xi to make unpopular but necessary reforms
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