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    Is Crypto in Terminal Decline?

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    Some have long argued that private digital money and the technology underpinning it will revolutionize finance in the long term. But with Bitcoin plunging, stablecoins collapsing, and crypto lenders freezing withdrawals, we asked PS commentators whether the industry has a future.

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    A Stagflationary Debt Crisis Looms

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    There is ample reason to worry that major economies like the United States are heading for a recession, accompanied by cascading financial turmoil. Some of the worst elements of both the 1970s and the 2008 crash are now in play, with equity markets likely to move deeper into bear territory.

    says six factors will determine how bad the next downturn will be for the real economy and equity markets.
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The Alliance’s leaders are preparing to gather for a summit at a critical moment for European security. But even if Turkish opposition to Finland and Sweden’s membership bids can eventually be overcome, is Europe adequately prepared to serve as a capable military partner for NATO?

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Is Sustainable Investing Sustainable?

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Many argue that the boom in environmental, social, and governance investing has given the lie to Milton Friedman’s view that “the social responsibility of business is to increase its profits.” But with financial regulators, activists, and journalists increasingly on the lookout for greenwashing, we asked PS commentators if there is more to the ESG phenomenon than hype.

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Economics & Finance

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  3. The Economic Case for Guaranteeing Ukraine’s Security

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  4. The High Costs of Disengagement for China

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Politics & World Affairs

  1. Catholics v. the Constitution

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  2. The European War Project

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  3. Europe’s Fate and Ukraine’s Survival

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  4. Trump’s Lessons for Defending the Rule of Law

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Innovation & Technology

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  2. What Biotech Innovation Needs

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Culture & Society

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  2. The US Front in the Global War on Women

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  3. It Takes a Smart Village to Build Sustainable Prosperity

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  4. Helping the 222 Million

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The African Century

Africa’s economic rise is a world-changing development, but the sources of its emerging strength – and lingering weaknesses – are little understood. W…

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  2. Africa Needs Carbon Markets

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Press Released

Today’s media landscape is littered with landmines: open hostility from illiberal and autocratic regimes, mounting censorship in countries such as Hungary, Turkey,…

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The COVID-19 Crisis

As the COVID-19 crisis escalates, PS commentators assess its implications for the economy, propose policy responses, and consider what might – and sho…

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