Project Syndicate

22nd Oct 18, 8:02am
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Nouriel Roubini says the mystique of distributed-ledger technologies through 'decentralization' just a ruse to separate retail investors from their hard-earned real money
Nouriel Roubini says the mystique of distributed-ledger technologies through 'decentralization' just a ruse to separate retail investors from their hard-earned real money
22nd Oct 18, 8:02am
9th Oct 18, 9:19am
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Despite the obvious advantages of cost-benefit analysis, Diane Coyle says optimal efficiency is not always desirable, and the long-term benefits of an investment are not always clear from the start
Despite the obvious advantages of cost-benefit analysis, Diane Coyle says optimal efficiency is not always desirable, and the long-term benefits of an investment are not always clear from the start
9th Oct 18, 9:19am
5th Oct 18, 9:13am
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Do authoritarian rulers deliver better economic results? Jayato Ghosh says Asia’s autocrats, from India to the Philippines, are presiding over increasingly fragile states and even more vulnerable economies
Do authoritarian rulers deliver better economic results? Jayato Ghosh says Asia’s autocrats, from India to the Philippines, are presiding over increasingly fragile states and even more vulnerable economies
5th Oct 18, 9:13am
3rd Oct 18, 7:00am
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China’s governance must be modernised but loosening control over local government and the economy, and introducing greater downward accountability, is risky
China’s governance must be modernised but loosening control over local government and the economy, and introducing greater downward accountability, is risky
3rd Oct 18, 7:00am
29th Sep 18, 9:09am
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The 2008 financial crisis was not the result only of moral hazard; nor was it unforeseeable. While banks believed they would be bailed out, consumers, rating agencies, and policymakers all bet on housing as well, destabilising the system
The 2008 financial crisis was not the result only of moral hazard; nor was it unforeseeable. While banks believed they would be bailed out, consumers, rating agencies, and policymakers all bet on housing as well, destabilising the system
29th Sep 18, 9:09am
27th Sep 18, 12:37pm
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An unintended outcome of the trade war is that China will reduce its reliance on trade and imported technologies and could be stronger, more resilient, and less willing to accept international rules
An unintended outcome of the trade war is that China will reduce its reliance on trade and imported technologies and could be stronger, more resilient, and less willing to accept international rules
27th Sep 18, 12:37pm
26th Sep 18, 11:37am
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Stephen Roach notes that while China is changing, or at least attempting to do so, America remains stuck as a deficit saver with the need to draw on global surplus saving to support economic growth
Stephen Roach notes that while China is changing, or at least attempting to do so, America remains stuck as a deficit saver with the need to draw on global surplus saving to support economic growth
26th Sep 18, 11:37am
15th Sep 18, 10:00am
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Just as a virus can hit the healthiest of people, a crisis can sweep up even a well-prepared economy. For a speedy recovery more is needed that just preventive measures, says Zhu Min
Just as a virus can hit the healthiest of people, a crisis can sweep up even a well-prepared economy. For a speedy recovery more is needed that just preventive measures, says Zhu Min
15th Sep 18, 10:00am
14th Sep 18, 1:49pm
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After the GFC's wave of debt and liquidity injections, the absence of wage growth and productive investments in the real economy means the only direction left to go is down, says an UNCTAD economist
After the GFC's wave of debt and liquidity injections, the absence of wage growth and productive investments in the real economy means the only direction left to go is down, says an UNCTAD economist
14th Sep 18, 1:49pm
12th Sep 18, 9:38am
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UK academic says although profits have recovered post GFC, investment remains weak. The reason is 'neoliberal ideology' & its academic cousin 'public choice' theory
UK academic says although profits have recovered post GFC, investment remains weak. The reason is 'neoliberal ideology' & its academic cousin 'public choice' theory
12th Sep 18, 9:38am
11th Sep 18, 9:22am
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Even if free trade is ultimately broadly beneficial, the fact remains that as trade has become freer inequality has worsened, Jayati Ghosh argues
Even if free trade is ultimately broadly beneficial, the fact remains that as trade has become freer inequality has worsened, Jayati Ghosh argues
11th Sep 18, 9:22am
30th Aug 18, 9:09am
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Yu Yongding hopes that, whatever the reason, the People's Bank of China forswears market intervention as it tried in 2016, draining US$1 tln in reserves in a failed policy action
Yu Yongding hopes that, whatever the reason, the People's Bank of China forswears market intervention as it tried in 2016, draining US$1 tln in reserves in a failed policy action
30th Aug 18, 9:09am
28th Aug 18, 9:57am
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Stephen Roach says as China shifts to a consumption-based economy, it will become less willing to finance American deficits. A lack of savings will expose the US painfully just as its budget deficits explode
Stephen Roach says as China shifts to a consumption-based economy, it will become less willing to finance American deficits. A lack of savings will expose the US painfully just as its budget deficits explode
28th Aug 18, 9:57am
25th Aug 18, 9:41am
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While America's fiscal hawks and doves disagree about the sustainability of US government debt, they both accept the standard measure of it as accurate. This is a mistake, and possibly a catastrophic one
While America's fiscal hawks and doves disagree about the sustainability of US government debt, they both accept the standard measure of it as accurate. This is a mistake, and possibly a catastrophic one
25th Aug 18, 9:41am
11th Aug 18, 9:34am
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James McCormack thinks the US dispute with China will have to get worse before it can get any better
James McCormack thinks the US dispute with China will have to get worse before it can get any better
11th Aug 18, 9:34am
2nd Aug 18, 11:38am
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Asad Jamal presents an alternative history that captures the long-term effects of American mercantilism
Asad Jamal presents an alternative history that captures the long-term effects of American mercantilism
2nd Aug 18, 11:38am
31st Jul 18, 11:07am
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Zhang Jun argues that, contrary to popular belief in the West, China remains a very long way from tech predominance
Zhang Jun argues that, contrary to popular belief in the West, China remains a very long way from tech predominance
31st Jul 18, 11:07am
31st Jul 18, 9:01am
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Stephen Roach spells out five lessons from a decade of quantitative easing policies by central banks
Stephen Roach spells out five lessons from a decade of quantitative easing policies by central banks
31st Jul 18, 9:01am
28th Jul 18, 9:23am
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Lee Jong-Wha considers what it would take for the Hermit Kingdom to achieve a successful economic transformation
Lee Jong-Wha considers what it would take for the Hermit Kingdom to achieve a successful economic transformation
28th Jul 18, 9:23am
22nd Jul 18, 9:02am
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Paola Subacchi thinks China has no good options if it tries to use a strategic currency devaluation in its fight against the Trump tariffs
Paola Subacchi thinks China has no good options if it tries to use a strategic currency devaluation in its fight against the Trump tariffs
22nd Jul 18, 9:02am

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