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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 Dangers of a US Capital Inflow Tax

    Maurice Obstfeld worries that a little-known, highly costly method of deficit reduction is gaining political traction.
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    Europe’s Green Transition Requires More Skilled Workers

    Julie Beaufils urges policymakers to boost the attractiveness of technical vocations by expanding access to apprenticeships.
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    A Monetary and Economic Order Fit for the Twenty-First Century

    Ulrich Volz, et al. identify eight priorities to build a more resilient, inclusive, and sustainable global financial architecture.
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    Putting Africa on the Path to Prosperity

    Mohamed Ould Ghazouani & Ajay Banga urge the G7 to focus on the continent’s future, and on five priorities in particular, at this week’s summit.
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    Anatomy of a Massacre

    Shlomo Ben-Ami

    The 1860 massacre of Christians in Damascus holds useful lessons about what it takes to arrest – and recover from – inter-communal violence. But there is a difference between a pogrom and a genocide, and conflating the two can do more harm than good.

    considers what the 1860 massacre of Christians in Damascus can and cannot teach us about preventing genocide.
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    AI: Hope or Hype?

    Whether generative artificial intelligence will do more harm or good to our families, economies, and societies remains an open question. In devising strategies for harnessing the technology, optimism is undoubtedly warranted, but it should not come at the expense of realism.

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    How Denmark Keeps the Far Right at Bay

    Michael Ehrenreich explains how mainstream parties have neutralized the threat of right-wing populists.
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    How Techno-Libertarians Fell in Love with Big Government

    Quinn Slobodian argues Silicon Valley investors are against the state only insofar as it is not enriching them personally.
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    How Chinese Savings Can Support the Global Green Transition

    Daniel Gros urges the EU to welcome cheap low-carbon goods, such as electric vehicles, from China.

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