Project Syndicate

5th Sep 19, 10:05am
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The combination of low unemployment and stubbornly low inflation across Western advanced economies has exposed the fundamental flaws of the standard economic theory that have long informed monetary policymaking. What theory should replace it?
The combination of low unemployment and stubbornly low inflation across Western advanced economies has exposed the fundamental flaws of the standard economic theory that have long informed monetary policymaking. What theory should replace it?
5th Sep 19, 10:05am
1st Sep 19, 9:57am
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The US trade war with China is driven as much by anxiety over China's rise as by economic rationality. As Greek historian Thucydides saw, that kind of insecurity can have disastrous consequences
The US trade war with China is driven as much by anxiety over China's rise as by economic rationality. As Greek historian Thucydides saw, that kind of insecurity can have disastrous consequences
1st Sep 19, 9:57am
29th Aug 19, 3:16pm
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Although the world is not reducing greenhouse-gas emissions to the extent needed to limit catastrophic global warming, major financial players are finally starting to make the shift away from fossil fuels
Although the world is not reducing greenhouse-gas emissions to the extent needed to limit catastrophic global warming, major financial players are finally starting to make the shift away from fossil fuels
29th Aug 19, 3:16pm
28th Aug 19, 10:33am
The US is pursuing a bipartisan containment strategy of China. Whether justified or not, the real problem is less the merits of the allegations leveled by US politicians than the incoherence of the Trump administration’s policies to address them
The US is pursuing a bipartisan containment strategy of China. Whether justified or not, the real problem is less the merits of the allegations leveled by US politicians than the incoherence of the Trump administration’s policies to address them
28th Aug 19, 10:33am
17th Aug 19, 9:49am
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As more workers have fallen behind, the idea that principles of equitable, broadly shared growth and meritocracy will drive an economy ceases to be reality, says Alexander Friedman. He declares the American Dream dead; but a new one can emerge
As more workers have fallen behind, the idea that principles of equitable, broadly shared growth and meritocracy will drive an economy ceases to be reality, says Alexander Friedman. He declares the American Dream dead; but a new one can emerge
17th Aug 19, 9:49am
14th Aug 19, 10:34am
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Many crucial questions about economic progress remain unanswered and others have not yet been properly posed, Diane Coyle argues, despite work on the impact of new technologies, the economics of innovation, and the quality of management
Many crucial questions about economic progress remain unanswered and others have not yet been properly posed, Diane Coyle argues, despite work on the impact of new technologies, the economics of innovation, and the quality of management
14th Aug 19, 10:34am
11th Aug 19, 11:02am
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Why should China bow to a US that treats it as an enemy? By treating international trade as a zero-sum game in which the US makes its own rules, the Americans have weakened the incentive for countries to engage in policy cooperation
Why should China bow to a US that treats it as an enemy? By treating international trade as a zero-sum game in which the US makes its own rules, the Americans have weakened the incentive for countries to engage in policy cooperation
11th Aug 19, 11:02am
10th Aug 19, 12:35pm
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Despite seeming unlikely right now, ultimately both America and China might see some advantage in taking currency conflict off the table, in the hope of preventing wider damage to themselves and others
Despite seeming unlikely right now, ultimately both America and China might see some advantage in taking currency conflict off the table, in the hope of preventing wider damage to themselves and others
10th Aug 19, 12:35pm
10th Aug 19, 9:23am
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The standard account of China’s economic rise focuses on its state capitalism, whereby the government, endowed with huge assets, can pursue a wide-ranging industrial policy and intervene to mitigate risks. This explanation is wrong
The standard account of China’s economic rise focuses on its state capitalism, whereby the government, endowed with huge assets, can pursue a wide-ranging industrial policy and intervene to mitigate risks. This explanation is wrong
10th Aug 19, 9:23am
7th Aug 19, 5:00am
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Facebook's plans for a digital currency have been met with skepticism and outrage. If a serial violator of the public trust can unilaterally insert itself into the global monetary system, something must be done to manage the rise of digital private monies
Facebook's plans for a digital currency have been met with skepticism and outrage. If a serial violator of the public trust can unilaterally insert itself into the global monetary system, something must be done to manage the rise of digital private monies
7th Aug 19, 5:00am
1st Aug 19, 10:42am
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Like previous technological innovation, AI and automation promises increased productivity, higher wages, and even longer lifespans for everyone. But gaining this potential will require development and diffusion of these technologies carefully
Like previous technological innovation, AI and automation promises increased productivity, higher wages, and even longer lifespans for everyone. But gaining this potential will require development and diffusion of these technologies carefully
1st Aug 19, 10:42am
1st Aug 19, 6:29am
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Despite the damage populists have done in the West, Asian voters are increasingly falling for the likes of India’s Modi, Indonesia’s Widodo, and the Philippines’ Duterte. How can responsible Asian leaders win?
Despite the damage populists have done in the West, Asian voters are increasingly falling for the likes of India’s Modi, Indonesia’s Widodo, and the Philippines’ Duterte. How can responsible Asian leaders win?
1st Aug 19, 6:29am
20th Jul 19, 11:42am
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Christine Lagarde’s departure from the International Monetary Fund represents a golden opportunity to reconsider its global role. What should her successor's priorities be?
Christine Lagarde’s departure from the International Monetary Fund represents a golden opportunity to reconsider its global role. What should her successor's priorities be?
20th Jul 19, 11:42am
20th Jul 19, 11:19am
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Central banks are the "only game in town," maintaining ultra-low interest rates in the absence of counter-cyclical fiscal policies. A new approach to macroeconomic management is needed
Central banks are the "only game in town," maintaining ultra-low interest rates in the absence of counter-cyclical fiscal policies. A new approach to macroeconomic management is needed
20th Jul 19, 11:19am
14th Jul 19, 10:49am
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The United States has the resources to create a better capitalist system, and it is clear which policies can improve wellbeing. But the country needs to elect a president and Congress that can build this system
The United States has the resources to create a better capitalist system, and it is clear which policies can improve wellbeing. But the country needs to elect a president and Congress that can build this system
14th Jul 19, 10:49am
13th Jul 19, 9:31am
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If you think the Sino-American negotiations over trade, technology, and related issues appear to be back on, don't hold your breath. Beijing has settled in with a long term strategy
If you think the Sino-American negotiations over trade, technology, and related issues appear to be back on, don't hold your breath. Beijing has settled in with a long term strategy
13th Jul 19, 9:31am
11th Jul 19, 2:16pm
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When the risks of international engagement are more obvious than ever, China faces questions about whether – and to what extent – it should open up its economy to the rest of the world. At stake is up to US$37 tln in economic value by 2040
When the risks of international engagement are more obvious than ever, China faces questions about whether – and to what extent – it should open up its economy to the rest of the world. At stake is up to US$37 tln in economic value by 2040
11th Jul 19, 2:16pm
6th Jul 19, 10:41am
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Despite the latest truce between the US and China, the world is in a dangerous phase of great-power competition. Smaller powers such as European and Pacific-Rim countries stand no chance of fair and open trade unless they form a united front
Despite the latest truce between the US and China, the world is in a dangerous phase of great-power competition. Smaller powers such as European and Pacific-Rim countries stand no chance of fair and open trade unless they form a united front
6th Jul 19, 10:41am
5th Jul 19, 10:16am
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Following through on its commitment for 'reform and opening up' requires China to find ways to manage escalating tensions with the US and avoid a costly – and potentially devastating – reconfiguration of the global economy
Following through on its commitment for 'reform and opening up' requires China to find ways to manage escalating tensions with the US and avoid a costly – and potentially devastating – reconfiguration of the global economy
5th Jul 19, 10:16am
4th Jul 19, 1:06pm
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Under Prime Minister Hun Sen, Cambodia has become a haven for companies eager to circumvent the trade war. This does not bode well for America’s ability to enforce its tariffs against China – or for Cambodia’s future
Under Prime Minister Hun Sen, Cambodia has become a haven for companies eager to circumvent the trade war. This does not bode well for America’s ability to enforce its tariffs against China – or for Cambodia’s future
4th Jul 19, 1:06pm

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