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Jim O'Neill

Jim O'Neill

Writing for PS since 2008
128 commentaries
4 videos & podcasts

Jim O’Neill, a former chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management and a former UK treasury minister, is a member of the Pan-European Commission on Health and Sustainable Development.

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  1. Is the Outlook for the Global Economy Still Bullish?
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    Is the Outlook for the Global Economy Still Bullish?

    Jan 22, 2024 Jim O'Neill considers whether less favorable inflation data changes the overall forecast for 2024 and beyond.

  2. The Inflation Challenge in 2024
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    The Inflation Challenge in 2024

    Dec 15, 2023 Jim O'Neill singles out some variables to watch in an otherwise uncertain global macro environment.

  3. Ending the UK’s Permanent Silly Season
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    Ending the UK’s Permanent Silly Season

    Oct 3, 2023 Jim O'Neill explains what it will take for any political party to restore hope in the country's long-term economic future.

  4. The G20 Wins the Group Battle
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    The G20 Wins the Group Battle

    Sep 13, 2023 Jim O'Neill thinks the premier global-governance body has taken the wind out of the sails of the G7 and the BRICS.

  5. Does an Expanded BRICS Mean Anything?
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    Does an Expanded BRICS Mean Anything?

    Aug 25, 2023 Jim O'Neill suspects that the group will continue to struggle to serve anything more than a symbolic purpose.

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    The Defining Economic Issue of the US Election

    Stephen S. Roach argues that the high price level, not inflation, is weighing on voters ahead of the presidential election.
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    What Does the EU Election Mean for European Climate Policy?

    Laurence Tubiana explains how green campaigners can strengthen their message to appeal to ordinary voters.
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    The Geopolitical Imperative to Upgrade the Dollar

    Jordan Bleicher & Josh Lipsky explain how emerging technologies are facilitating efforts to challenge the greenback’s global dominance.
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    Let the Giggers Fight Inflation

    Todd G. Buchholz criticizes efforts by US regulators to throttle the proliferation of independent contractors.
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    The Putin-Kim Pact Is an Opportunity for the West

    Ana Palacio

    The Russia-North Korea defense pact leaves no doubt about Russian President Vladimir Putin’s determination to overthrow the existing international order. But the agreement could also strain the Kremlin’s relations with China, potentially disrupting Sino-Russian efforts to undermine Western unity.

    urges policymakers to leverage the rogue partnership to drive a wedge between Russia and China.
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    What Climate-Vulnerable Developing Countries Need Right Now

    Mia Amor Mottley & Wale Edun

    Since the COVID-19 pandemic and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, geopolitical tensions have dominated the global agenda, hindering collective efforts to address climate change. With the world still warming, urgent measures are needed to make investment in sustainable development feasible and affordable for everyone.

    propose a blueprint to unlock financing and kickstart investment in adaptation and clean energy.
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    Two Cheers for Identity Politics

    James Livingston argues that critics of the contemporary focus on issues of race, gender, and sexuality are ignoring history.
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    What the Next EU Leadership Must Do

    Carl Bildt offers a broad outline of the bloc's biggest challenges following this month's European Parliament election.
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    China Must Not Choose the Next Dalai Lama

    Brahma Chellaney urges the US and India to work together to protect the more than 600-year-old institution.

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