Project Syndicate

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
3rd Jul 19, 5:00am
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New Zealand’s focus on wellbeing, rather than GDP, may have the best of intentions. But if GDP does not increase, there will be less funding for its grand schemes, less overall wellbeing, worse environmental performance, and weaker human capital
New Zealand’s focus on wellbeing, rather than GDP, may have the best of intentions. But if GDP does not increase, there will be less funding for its grand schemes, less overall wellbeing, worse environmental performance, and weaker human capital
3rd Jul 19, 5:00am
2nd Jul 19, 1:30pm
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It is not true that Japan's experience proves that Modern Monetary Theory works, as some have argued. But increasing deficit-financed spending, in Japan and elsewhere, may still have merit, despite inflationary risks
It is not true that Japan's experience proves that Modern Monetary Theory works, as some have argued. But increasing deficit-financed spending, in Japan and elsewhere, may still have merit, despite inflationary risks
2nd Jul 19, 1:30pm
2nd Jul 19, 9:49am
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Facebook's proposed digital currency and global payments systems raise serious concerns. The new world of frictionless international currency flows sets the stage for severe and chronic capital-market volatility
Facebook's proposed digital currency and global payments systems raise serious concerns. The new world of frictionless international currency flows sets the stage for severe and chronic capital-market volatility
2nd Jul 19, 9:49am
30th Jun 19, 6:31am
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The weak state of the global economy conceals an even gloomier story: the worsening plight of the world’s poorest people. Slower growth will make their climb out of poverty even harder; Ceyla Pazarbasioglu is worried
The weak state of the global economy conceals an even gloomier story: the worsening plight of the world’s poorest people. Slower growth will make their climb out of poverty even harder; Ceyla Pazarbasioglu is worried
30th Jun 19, 6:31am
27th Jun 19, 10:16am
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Steve Tsang says China has lessons to learn from the recent enormous Hong Kong protests that highlighted citizen fears for their way of life and Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s gross mismanagement
Steve Tsang says China has lessons to learn from the recent enormous Hong Kong protests that highlighted citizen fears for their way of life and Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s gross mismanagement
27th Jun 19, 10:16am
25th Jun 19, 1:13pm
Policy blunders have become the rule, not the exception, for the US administration. The combination of ill-timed fiscal stimulus, aggressive tariffs, and attacks on the Federal Reserve demands a far more critical assessment of Trumponomics
Policy blunders have become the rule, not the exception, for the US administration. The combination of ill-timed fiscal stimulus, aggressive tariffs, and attacks on the Federal Reserve demands a far more critical assessment of Trumponomics
25th Jun 19, 1:13pm
15th Jun 19, 10:49am
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Roger Farmer urges national treasuries to establish new Social Care Funds that borrow money at low interest rates, and invest the proceeds in the stock market to finance government social programs
Roger Farmer urges national treasuries to establish new Social Care Funds that borrow money at low interest rates, and invest the proceeds in the stock market to finance government social programs
15th Jun 19, 10:49am
13th Jun 19, 10:54am
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Lena Lavinas argues that no universal basic income scheme can work unless it decommodifies access to all essentials
Lena Lavinas argues that no universal basic income scheme can work unless it decommodifies access to all essentials
13th Jun 19, 10:54am
8th Jun 19, 10:51am
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Because mainstream economics has largely failed to find practical ways to address the growing power of dominant tech companies, to remain relevant, economists must rethink some of their discipline's basic assumptions, says Daine Coyle
Because mainstream economics has largely failed to find practical ways to address the growing power of dominant tech companies, to remain relevant, economists must rethink some of their discipline's basic assumptions, says Daine Coyle
8th Jun 19, 10:51am
6th Jun 19, 10:20am
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Relatively strong US growth amid sluggishness elsewhere is not what economics expects. But persistently low interest rates and weak inflation brings multiple benefits to American firms and consumers
Relatively strong US growth amid sluggishness elsewhere is not what economics expects. But persistently low interest rates and weak inflation brings multiple benefits to American firms and consumers
6th Jun 19, 10:20am
4th Jun 19, 11:23am
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The US seems convinced that it is up against a China with a particularly weak hand, owing to the risk of a hard landing for its economy. But while China imports relatively little from the US, it may have even more weapons than its opponent
The US seems convinced that it is up against a China with a particularly weak hand, owing to the risk of a hard landing for its economy. But while China imports relatively little from the US, it may have even more weapons than its opponent
4th Jun 19, 11:23am
29th May 19, 1:09pm
Nouriel Roubini argues that what started as a trade war between the US & China is quickly escalating into a death match for global economic, technological, and military dominance
Nouriel Roubini argues that what started as a trade war between the US & China is quickly escalating into a death match for global economic, technological, and military dominance
29th May 19, 1:09pm

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