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Abram D. Swaan

Abram D. Swaan

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Abram de Swaan is Distinguished Research Professor at the University of Amsterdam, Chairman of the Amsterdam School for Social Science Research and Director of the Academia Europea de Yuste (Spain). His most recent book is Words of the World; the Global Language System.

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    China's Animal Spirits Deficit

    Stephen S. Roach

    The Chinese government has taken dead aim at its dynamic technology sector, the engine of consumption-led economic rebalancing. The authorities' recent actions are symptomatic of a deeper problem: the state’s battle to control the energy of animal spirits could sap the confidence of households and businesses.

    worries that the recent official crackdown on tech companies will strangle the economy's most dynamic sector.
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