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Alexander Friedman

Alexander Friedman

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Alexander Friedman, a co-founder of Jackson Hole Economics, is a former Chief Executive Officer of GAM Investments, Chief Investment Officer of UBS, Chief Financial Officer of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and White House Fellow.

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  1. Why Bernie?
    afriedman19_Chip SomodevillaGetty Images_berniesanderscampaign Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

    Why Bernie?

    Feb 24, 2020 Alexander Friedman explains why the socialist US presidential candidate's momentum is understandable and not to be underestimated.

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  1. rpersaud15_Danny Lawson - WPA PoolGetty Images_prince philip Danny Lawson - WPA Pool/Getty Images

    A Requiem for the Stiff Upper Lip

    Raj Persaud & Adrian Furnham

    With the passing of Prince Philip on April 9, the United Kingdom may have lost its last exponent of the stoic attitude that has defined so much of its modern history. Nonetheless, other cultures have picked up the baton, and modern society will always have a need for those who excel at keeping calm and carrying on. 

    wonder if Prince Philip's signature stoicism still has a place in contemporary society.
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  2. op_schauble6_YANNSCHREIBERAFPviaGettyImages_ecbcovid Yann Schreiber/AFP via Getty Images

    Are We Risking a Debt Pandemic?

    Wolfgang Schäuble

    Even in a crisis as grave as the COVID-19 pandemic, money is not a panacea, and borrowing makes sense only if it is carried out prudently and reasonably. Otherwise, states will jeopardize their long-term financial flexibility, price stability, and competitiveness.

    worries that monetization of pandemic-related government borrowing will boost inflation and erode competitiveness.
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