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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 Age of Verbiage

    Arvind Subramanian blames today’s nonstop inundation of expert opinion for undermining the quality of public discourse.
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    Davos Man Has a People Problem

    Antara Haldar suspects that the socially “disembedded” economic logic of globalization has gone as far as it can go.
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    Eliminate the Debt Ceiling

    Willem H. Buiter thinks the US Constitution and common sense argue for a de facto abolition of the cap.
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    Japan’s Fiscal Dilemma

    Takatoshi Ito explains why the country’s deficit-financed spending spree endangers its national security.
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    Too Soon for Global Optimism

    Kenneth Rogoff

    It is hard to reconcile the jubilant mood of many business leaders with the uncertainty caused by the war in Ukraine. While there are some positive signs of economic recovery, a sudden escalation could severely destabilize the global economy, cause a stock market crash, and accelerate deglobalization.

    warns that the Ukraine war and economic fragmentation are still jeopardizing world growth prospects.
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    Why Europe’s Franco-German Engine Is Stalling

    Jean Pisani-Ferry cautions that the two countries' differences are so substantial that a hasty compromise will not suffice.
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    Central Banks Should Slow Down

    Lucrezia Reichlin fears the consequences of excessive interest-rate hikes in the US, the UK, and especially the eurozone.
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    Three Cheers for Hybrid Work

    Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg thinks the advantages of more flexible labor arrangements outweigh the disadvantages.
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    The German Lamb Is Learning to Howl

    Josef Joffe

    The nation that went to the gates of Moscow in World War II has become as aggressive as a cuddly cat. But with its decision to send Leopard 2 battle tanks to Ukraine, Germany's "culture of reticence," particularly with respect to Russia, may soon be a thing of the past.

    examines the origins and implications of the landmark decision to send battle tanks to Ukraine.

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