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Markets vs Reality

5 days ago

As the COVID-19 pandemic escalates, and its effects reverberate around the world, Project Syndicate is delivering the expert scientific, economic, and political insights that people need. For more than 25 years, we have been guided by a simple credo: All people deserve access to a broad range of views by the world’s foremost leaders and thinkers on the issues, events, and forces shaping their lives. In this crisis, that mission is more important than ever – and we remain committed to fulfilling it.
But there is no doubt that the intensifying crisis puts us, like so many other organizations, under growing strain. If you are in a position to support us, please subscribe now.
As a subscriber, you will enjoy unlimited access to our On Point suite of long reads and book

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What Can the Far East Teach the World?

12 days ago

As the COVID-19 pandemic escalates, and its effects reverberate around the world, Project Syndicate is delivering the expert scientific, economic, and political insights that people need. For more than 25 years, we have been guided by a simple credo: All people deserve access to a broad range of views by the world’s foremost leaders and thinkers on the issues, events, and forces shaping their lives. In this crisis, that mission is more important than ever – and we remain committed to fulfilling it.
But there is no doubt that the intensifying crisis puts us, like so many other organizations, under growing strain. If you are in a position to support us, please subscribe now.
As a subscriber, you will enjoy unlimited access to our On Point suite of long reads and book

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Averting Catastrophe

24 days ago

Though the COVID-19 pandemic is a global problem, it poses the greatest threat to the world’s poorest and most vulnerable. In this episode, PS contributors Esther Duflo, Achim Steiner, and Joseph E. Stiglitz discuss with Ben Chu of The Independent and Lizzy Burden of the Daily Telegraph how developing countries can address the health and economic crises they face.

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Calculating an Exit Strategy

May 7, 2020

Questions on how to weigh the health and economic risks of COVID-19 lockdown measures are now the subjects of endless debate. In this episode of "CoronaNomics," PS contributor Diane Coyle of Cambridge University, former UK Cabinet Secretary Gus O’Donnell, The Independent’s Ben Chu, and Lizzie Burden of the Daily Telegraph discuss how policymakers and the public should be thinking about the problem.

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The New Command Economy?

April 30, 2020

Since the beginning of March, Western governments have intervened in the economy on a scale never seen in peacetime. In a recent episode of "CoronaNomics," PS’s Roman Frydman, INET’s Rob Johnson, and Ben Chu of  The Independent and Lizzie Burden of The Telegraph discuss whether governments are getting involved in the right way.

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