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Adair Turner

Adair Turner

Writing for PS since 2010
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Adair Turner, Chair of the Energy Transitions Commission, was Chair of the UK Financial Services Authority from 2008 to 2012. His latest book is Between Debt and the Devil.

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    Productivity After the Pandemic

    Laura Tyson & Jan Mischke

    After years of disappointing productivity growth, the COVID-19 pandemic has shaken something loose, with surveys of business executives showing most reporting increased investments in technology. The danger now is that the pandemic-era acceleration of automation and digitalization impedes growth in labor income and consumption.

    argue that crisis-induced supply-side improvement could be jeopardized by demand-side risks.
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    The Xinjiang Genocide Allegations Are Unjustified

    Jeffrey D. Sachs & William Schabas

    US President Joe Biden's administration has doubled down on the claim that China is mounting a genocide against the Uighur people in the Xinjiang region. But it has offered no proof, and unless it can, the State Department should withdraw the charge and support a UN-based investigation of the situation in Xinjiang.

    urge the US to withdraw a grave and unsubstantiated charge leveled at the end of the Trump administration.
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