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George Soros

George Soros

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George Soros is Chairman of Soros Fund Management and the Open Society Foundations. A pioneer of the hedge-fund industry, he is the author of many books, including The Alchemy of Finance, The New Paradigm for Financial Markets: The Credit Crisis of 2008 and What it Means, and The Tragedy of the European Union: Disintegration or Revival? His most recent book is In Defense of Open Society (Public Affairs, 2019). 

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  1. US Democracy Under Concerted Attack
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    US Democracy Under Concerted Attack

    Jul 4, 2022 George Soros fears that the radicalization of the US Supreme Court is part of a larger plan to create a repressive regime.

  2. The Fight of Our Lives
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    The Fight of Our Lives

    May 24, 2022 George Soros frames the war in Ukraine as the latest battle for open-society ideals – one that implicates China as well.

  3. Vladimir Putin and the Risk of World War III
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    Vladimir Putin and the Risk of World War III

    Mar 11, 2022 George Soros warns that, after misreading the situation in Ukraine, Russia's leader seems to know no limits.

  4. China's Challenges
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    China's Challenges

    Jan 31, 2022 George Soros argues that even as President Xi Jinping threatens open societies, he faces growing problems at home.

  5. The Costs of Merkel’s Surrender to Hungarian and Polish Extortion
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    The Costs of Merkel’s Surrender to Hungarian and Polish Extortion

    Dec 10, 2020 George Soros warns that the German chancellor's compromise on the rule of law will dent hard-won confidence in the EU.

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    The Poverty of Anti-Capitalism

    Harold James considers recent arguments against markets, globalization, and growth, finding them to be deeply flawed.
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    How Not to Fight Inflation

    Joseph E. Stiglitz

    A careful look at US economic conditions supports the view that inflation was driven mainly by supply-side disruptions and shifts in the pattern of demand. Given this, further interest-rate hikes will have little to no effect – and will cause far-reaching problems of their own.

    sees little upside and much downside to further monetary-policy tightening by the US Federal Reserve.
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    Who Is Part of the Free World?

    Anne-Marie Slaughter urges US President Joe Biden to abandon a phrase that is better left in the twentieth century.
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    Realism About Techno-Optimism

    Gernot Wagner laments that public debate about climate solutions is long on political grandstanding and short on nuance.
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    PS Commentators Respond: Could the “Chinese Century” Belong to India?

    From demographics to trade to GDP growth, China is currently struggling precisely where India seems to be thriving. At a time when the global economy’s center of gravity is shifting to Asia, we asked PS commentators whether India’s rising star will soon outshine China’s.

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    Why Industrial Policy Is Back

    Ricardo Hausmann explains why economic theory has finally begun to catch up with centuries of economic practice.
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    Patriots in Name Only

    Richard K. Sherwin considers the implications of the Republican Party's challenge to the state's power to make and enforce law.
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    Assassinated Are the Peacemakers?

    Nina L. Khrushcheva highlights the grave risks that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky would incur by negotiating with Russia.
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    The Next Globalization

    Mark Leonard explains how the next phase of economic interconnectivity will differ from the last one.

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