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Carl Manlan

Carl Manlan

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Carl Manlan is Vice President of Inclusive Impact and Sustainability at Visa CEMEA.

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  1. Mobilizing Corporate Assets for Sustainable Development
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    Mobilizing Corporate Assets for Sustainable Development

    Oct 10, 2022 Carl Manlan calls for more private investment in small and medium-size enterprises, especially those run by women.

  2. Africa’s Human-Capital Imperative
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    Africa’s Human-Capital Imperative

    Jun 28, 2021 Carl Manlan reminds policymakers that public health is a prerequisite for economic prosperity and resilience.

  3. An Interview with Carl Manlan
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    An Interview with Carl Manlan

    Jun 15, 2021 Carl Manlan

  4. Kick-Starting FDI in Africa
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    Kick-Starting FDI in Africa

    Dec 15, 2020 Carl Manlan & Efosa Ojomo explain why the continent's massive diaspora is crucial to future investment, innovation, and growth.

  5. An Interview with Carl Manlan
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    An Interview with Carl Manlan

    Oct 20, 2020 Carl Manlan redefines “equitable growth” for the African context, urges the IMF to make greater use of Special Drawing Rights, and explains why going cashless depends on women.

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    Patriotic Grift

    J. Bradford DeLong clarifies the fundamental difference between today's Democrats and Republicans.
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    Labour’s Economic Plan Lacks Keynesian Ambition

    Robert Skidelsky explains why the new government’s agenda is more of a gamble on growth than a concrete action plan.
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    China Is Exporting Its AI Surveillance State

    Contrary to what many Western policymakers and commentators once hoped, recent analyses have added to the evidence that trade does not always foster democracy or liberalize regimes. Instead, China’s greater integration with the developing world appears to be doing precisely the opposite.

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    Why Are Stocks, Gold, and the Dollar Surging?

    Jeffrey Frankel considers the economic and political factors pushing asset values to all-time highs.
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    How the G20 Could Help Eliminate Hunger and Extreme Poverty

    Kevin Watkins urges the group’s members to harness their economic and political power to advance shared development targets.
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    A Hillbilly Elegy for Ukraine and the West

    Carl Bildt considers the disastrous implications of US vice-presidential nominee J.D. Vance’s worldview.
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    We Are All Biomass

    Slavoj Žižek sees our shared environmental predicament as a stronger basis for solidarity than appeals to compassion.
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    Mordecai Kurz on market power, Big Tech, antitrust, and more

    Mordecai Kurz explains how technology firms abuse patent law to establish and preserve monopolies, criticizes the US Supreme Court’s approach to market power, sheds light on the relationship between innovation and inequality, and more.
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    Biden Rejects the Drug of Power

    Nina L. Khrushcheva

    Joe Biden's decision to drop out of the presidential race reflects a humility that is far more likely to be found among democratic leaders than authoritarians. But as Donald Trump has shown – with his efforts to overturn the 2020 election and his vow to be a dictator “on day one” – such humility is never guaranteed.

    praises the US president for stepping aside to let a younger candidate take over.

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