Project Syndicate

6th Mar 19, 1:51pm
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Because honest emissions cuts are staggeringly hard to make, achieving carbon neutrality anytime soon is an empty ambition. But countries continue to make big promises and massage their numbers to give a false sense of progress
Because honest emissions cuts are staggeringly hard to make, achieving carbon neutrality anytime soon is an empty ambition. But countries continue to make big promises and massage their numbers to give a false sense of progress
6th Mar 19, 1:51pm
2nd Mar 19, 10:12am
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During China’s shift toward a market-driven economy, in its trade talks with the US it can commit not to keep the value of the renminbi artificially low, but it must reject demands to keep the exchange rate stable against the US dollar
During China’s shift toward a market-driven economy, in its trade talks with the US it can commit not to keep the value of the renminbi artificially low, but it must reject demands to keep the exchange rate stable against the US dollar
2nd Mar 19, 10:12am
2nd Mar 19, 9:00am
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Tran Le Thuy notes that while Vietnam's wealth is growing rapidy, so, too, is cronyism and corruption. Trump recommended Vietnam as a model for North Korea
Tran Le Thuy notes that while Vietnam's wealth is growing rapidy, so, too, is cronyism and corruption. Trump recommended Vietnam as a model for North Korea
2nd Mar 19, 9:00am
1st Mar 19, 7:30am
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Koichi Hamada argues that reversing expansionary policies too quickly is riskier than maintaining them for too long
Koichi Hamada argues that reversing expansionary policies too quickly is riskier than maintaining them for too long
1st Mar 19, 7:30am
25th Feb 19, 10:41am
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Stephen Roach points out that China and the US have economies where longer-term fundamentals compel a very different verdict on relative strength, whatever the trade talks deliver
Stephen Roach points out that China and the US have economies where longer-term fundamentals compel a very different verdict on relative strength, whatever the trade talks deliver
25th Feb 19, 10:41am
21st Feb 19, 10:44am
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As the current business cycle nears its inevitable end, investors should not lose sight of the unprecedented technological, political, and liquidity risks that will make the next cycle uniquely perilous
As the current business cycle nears its inevitable end, investors should not lose sight of the unprecedented technological, political, and liquidity risks that will make the next cycle uniquely perilous
21st Feb 19, 10:44am
16th Feb 19, 9:46am
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GDP's successor will need to be compelling and tell a persuasive story, consistent with experience, of what is happening in our economies. Wellbeing may not be it, but wealth might be says Diane Coyle
GDP's successor will need to be compelling and tell a persuasive story, consistent with experience, of what is happening in our economies. Wellbeing may not be it, but wealth might be says Diane Coyle
16th Feb 19, 9:46am
9th Feb 19, 9:26am
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Most politicians on the UK left and the right know that leaving the EU without an exit agreement would be a national calamity. So why have almost all refused to do anything to halt the slide toward a catastrophic no-deal Brexit?
Most politicians on the UK left and the right know that leaving the EU without an exit agreement would be a national calamity. So why have almost all refused to do anything to halt the slide toward a catastrophic no-deal Brexit?
9th Feb 19, 9:26am
9th Feb 19, 9:10am
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How China manages its currency during its economic policy shift could have important global consequences. The risk of China crash may be low, but the risk of policy accidents is substantial
How China manages its currency during its economic policy shift could have important global consequences. The risk of China crash may be low, but the risk of policy accidents is substantial
9th Feb 19, 9:10am
6th Feb 19, 9:31am
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Xi's goal is to shore up the authority of the party-state within his country, including by ensuring Chinese are not exposed to liberal-democratic ideas, and not to launch a new cold war with the West
Xi's goal is to shore up the authority of the party-state within his country, including by ensuring Chinese are not exposed to liberal-democratic ideas, and not to launch a new cold war with the West
6th Feb 19, 9:31am
31st Jan 19, 2:21pm
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When governments are captured by quasi-authoritarian autocrats, the only way to escape pro-oligarch policy adjustments is by demonstrations and civil disobedience, says Piroska Nagy-Mohacsi
When governments are captured by quasi-authoritarian autocrats, the only way to escape pro-oligarch policy adjustments is by demonstrations and civil disobedience, says Piroska Nagy-Mohacsi
31st Jan 19, 2:21pm
29th Jan 19, 4:00pm
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Zhang Jun notes that a new growth model for China requires higher consumption, competitive service, and huge opening up in their non-tradable sectors
Zhang Jun notes that a new growth model for China requires higher consumption, competitive service, and huge opening up in their non-tradable sectors
29th Jan 19, 4:00pm
29th Jan 19, 10:05am
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Stephen Roach warns that rising protectionism could spark a surprisingly swift deterioration in global economic conditions. The global trade cycle is facing major stress in 2019 and downward revisions have just begun
Stephen Roach warns that rising protectionism could spark a surprisingly swift deterioration in global economic conditions. The global trade cycle is facing major stress in 2019 and downward revisions have just begun
29th Jan 19, 10:05am
28th Jan 19, 10:19am
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Edmund Phelps says the silence of economists on the underlying causes of the political ructions and what can be done to restore economic vigour has been deafening, evidence of a refusal to acknowledge the need for change
Edmund Phelps says the silence of economists on the underlying causes of the political ructions and what can be done to restore economic vigour has been deafening, evidence of a refusal to acknowledge the need for change
28th Jan 19, 10:19am
22nd Jan 19, 9:28am
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'The world needs a corporate tax system that is fit for the digital economy and benefits developing and developed countries alike'
'The world needs a corporate tax system that is fit for the digital economy and benefits developing and developed countries alike'
22nd Jan 19, 9:28am
20th Jan 19, 10:35am
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Raghuram Rajan says a key question is whether central bankers can win back the public’s confidence, maintain economic stability, and now find ways to accommodate widespread technological disruptions
Raghuram Rajan says a key question is whether central bankers can win back the public’s confidence, maintain economic stability, and now find ways to accommodate widespread technological disruptions
20th Jan 19, 10:35am
19th Jan 19, 8:54am
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In 2018 Donald Trump finally turned his protectionist words into action by imposing sweeping tariffs on imports from allies and adversaries alike. While the use of tariffs to protect domestic industry is not new, attacks on the larger trading system are
In 2018 Donald Trump finally turned his protectionist words into action by imposing sweeping tariffs on imports from allies and adversaries alike. While the use of tariffs to protect domestic industry is not new, attacks on the larger trading system are
19th Jan 19, 8:54am
19th Jan 19, 8:27am
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A Beijing professor says a catastrophic outcome in the China-US trade relationship is unlikely, so long as the US faces facts. They must recognise that trying to contain China economically will not solve their problems at home
A Beijing professor says a catastrophic outcome in the China-US trade relationship is unlikely, so long as the US faces facts. They must recognise that trying to contain China economically will not solve their problems at home
19th Jan 19, 8:27am
16th Jan 19, 8:52am
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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
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
16th Jan 19, 8:52am
15th Jan 19, 9:50am
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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
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
15th Jan 19, 9:50am

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