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Amin Saikal

Amin Saikal

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Amin Saikal, Adjunct Professor of Social Sciences at the University of Western Australia, is the author of Modern Afghanistan: A History of Struggle and Survival and the co-author (with James Piscatori) of Islam Beyond Borders: The Umma in World Politics.

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    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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