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Jim O'Neill

Jim O'Neill

Writing for PS since 2008
114 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. The World Cup and the World Economy
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    The World Cup and the World Economy

    Nov 21, 2022 Jim O'Neill explains what FIFA's quadrennial tournament reveals about the prospects for emerging-market countries.

  2. China’s Coming Clash with Economic Reality
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    China’s Coming Clash with Economic Reality

    Oct 24, 2022 Jim O'Neill sees no chance of achieving the 2035 growth target unless President Xi Jinping changes course fast.

  3. Pound Foolishness
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    Pound Foolishness

    Sep 29, 2022 Jim O'Neill blames the new UK government's fiscal plan for the British currency's collapse to historic lows.

  4. What Liz Truss Must Do
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    What Liz Truss Must Do

    Sep 6, 2022 Jim O'Neill thinks the incoming prime minister should abandon some campaign promises to address more urgent issues.

  5. Holes in the Recession Story
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    Holes in the Recession Story

    Aug 16, 2022 Jim O'Neill gives four reasons for questioning whether economic forecasters' current pessimism is still justified.

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    Russia’s Financial Crisis Must Come Sooner

    Simon Johnson shows why a low price cap for the country’s crude exports would render the Kremlin’s war economy untenable.
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    QE with Chinese Characteristics?

    Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng urge China to use monetary policy to tackle some of the biggest challenges it faces.
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    Why Europe and Latin America Need Each Other

    Josep Borrell

    In a world of giants, the EU and Mercosur together represent just 10% of the world’s population and 20% of global GDP. If either wants to wield global influence, it needs the other, making the EU-Mercosur trade agreement a strategic imperative.

    urge European Union and Latin American leaders to revive momentum toward a long-overdue trade agreement.
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    Let the WTO Referee Carbon Border Taxes

    Jeffrey Frankel shows how a revived World Trade Organization can play a central role in combating climate change.
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    Elon Musk’s Not-so-Hidden Agenda

    Jason Stanley thinks the mogul's takeover of Twitter reflects his interest in destroying all democratic information spaces.
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    Saadia Zahidi on government spending, debt distress, the Iran protests, and more

    Saadia Zahidi argues that social-safety nets must be customized and targeted to ensure efficiency, advocates a more responsible approach to deficit reduction and fiscal consolidation, describes the complex recipe for helping countries reap the benefits of greater female labor-force participation, and more.
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    The Birth of a New International Order

    Joschka Fischer sees global great-power relations taking shape around a Sino-American dominated pentarchy.
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    The World Cup Syndrome

    Raj Persaud reflects on the effects that loving the “beautiful game” can have on one’s health and finances.
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    Rebooting the World Bank

    Suma Chakrabarti & Chris Humphrey outline key reforms that could help the institution regain the trust of developing countries.

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