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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. Can Democracy Survive the Polycrisis?
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    Can Democracy Survive the Polycrisis?

    Jun 6, 2023 George Soros calls attention to the growing challenges posed by AI, climate change, and the war in Ukraine.

  2. Updating My Munich Predictions
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    Updating My Munich Predictions

    Mar 16, 2023 George Soros sees more reason to be pessimistic about climate change, and more reason to be optimistic about Ukraine.

  3. Global Warming, Hot Wars, Closed Societies
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    Global Warming, Hot Wars, Closed Societies

    Feb 16, 2023 George Soros sees a fight for global domination playing out against a backdrop of existential risk to human civilization.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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    Trade Unions Can Defeat Europe’s Far Right

    Oliver Roethig explains why stronger trade unions hold the key to countering the rise of extremist parties.
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    Why Republicans Go Crawling Back to Donald Trump

    Reed Galen sees the fecklessness of figures like William Barr as proof of the sorry state of the American political class.
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    Economic Development in an Age of Great-Power Competition

    Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng considers developing countries’ prospects for boosting competitiveness amid rising US-China trade tensions.
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    Human Capital for the Age of Generative AI

    Simon Johnson & Eric Hazan explain how adoption of the technology could help suitably qualified workers climb the wage ladder.
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    To Fight Climate Change, Protect Healthy Soil

    Juan Lucas Restrepo & Barron Joseph Orr explain how sustainable farming practices can reverse biodiversity loss and transform our food systems.
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    How to Protect the World from the Next Pandemic

    Winnie Byanyima & Joseph E. Stiglitz envision a global accord that applies the lessons of past health crises and includes binding commitments.
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    Strict Separation Is Not the Answer for Palestine and Israel

    Yanis Varoufakis warns against a two-apartheid-state solution that affirms the dangerous principle of ethnic exclusivity.
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    Preparing Now for the Next Disease X

    Tom Achoki, et al. propose several steps governments can take to establish robust and resilient response mechanisms.
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    To Protect Democracy, Protect Exiled Journalists

    Antonio Zappulla highlights the existential threats facing independent news outlets forced to relocate by repressive regimes.

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