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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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    A Weak, Uneven Global Recovery

    Eswar Prasad & Caroline Smiltneks explain why domestic political divisions and inflationary pressures jeopardize current market optimism.
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    Will Cambridge Support Free Speech?

    Peter Singer examines the university’s ongoing case against Nathan Cofnas, a research fellow who advocates “race realism.”
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    Can China Get Out of Its Rut?

    China’s authorities have powerful economic-policy levers at their disposal to achieve their 5% growth target this year and put the economy on a more sustainable long-term growth path. But several trends – from the shift toward state capitalism to population aging to the loss of goodwill between Chinese and Americans – could thwart China’s ambition to join the ranks of high-income countries by mid-century.

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    China Stifles Its Own Debate

    Stephen S. Roach

    For more than two decades, the China Development Forum was a meeting where foreign business, political, and academic leaders could debate the state of the Chinese economy with the country’s highest leaders. But this year’s gathering eschewed open and honest dialogue, in favor of telling only “good stories” about China.

    bemoans the transformation of the country’s most important platform for open dialogue into a schmooze-fest.
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    Leaving Africa’s Colonial-Era Currency Will Be Hard, But May Be Wise

    Peter Doyle considers how exiting the CFA franc zone could benefit Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger, despite the challenges.
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    Europe’s War Jitters

    Shlomo Ben-Ami urges EU member states to prepare for the possibility of the US abandoning its NATO commitments.
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    Governments Must Shape AI’s Future

    Mariana Mazzucato & Fausto Gernone

    As with social media, the incentives around AI are aligned for rent extraction, where large companies, acting as intermediaries, amass profits at others’ expense. Governments urgently need to step in to ensure that the technology is being designed and brought to market in ways that will serve the common good.

    urge policymakers to see themselves as proactive participants in technological innovation and market-making.
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    How Guyana Became Latin America’s Leading Development Lab

    Iván Duque Márquez highlights the current government’s unique approach to managing its renewable and non-renewable resources.
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    Beating Back Populists at the Grassroots

    Sławomir Sierakowski interprets the seemingly mixed results of recent municipal and provincial elections in Poland.

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