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Jomo Kwame Sundaram

Jomo Kwame Sundaram

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Jomo Kwame Sundaram was Assistant Director-General and Coordinator for Economic and Social Development in the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, and received the 2007 Wassily Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought.

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  1. Free Trade’s Diminishing Returns
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    Free Trade’s Diminishing Returns

    Aug 5, 2016 Jomo Kwame Sundaram & Vladimir Popov suggest that free-trade deals neither raise advanced-economy incomes, nor serve poor countries.

  2. How to End Hunger
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    How to End Hunger

    Jul 8, 2016 Hilal Elver & Jomo Kwame Sundaram underscore the need to raise the world's shockingly low levels of social protection.

  3. The Trans-Pacific Shell Game
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    The Trans-Pacific Shell Game

    Jun 1, 2016 Jomo Kwame Sundaram skewers the exaggerated claims being made about the recently signed TPP trade deal.

  4. Fat’s Heavy Burden
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    Fat’s Heavy Burden

    Jul 20, 2015 Jomo Kwame Sundaram makes a strong case for coordinated action aimed at reducing obesity worldwide.

  5. The Good-Governance Trap
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    The Good-Governance Trap

    Jun 24, 2015 Jomo Kwame Sundaram & Michael T. Clark identify a better approach to fostering economic and social development.

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    Will Crypto Survive?

    Kenneth Rogoff assesses the strategies regulators could adopt in the aftermath of the FTX debacle.
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    Done With Deglobalization?

    Michael Spence sees reason to hope that the scales may soon tip back from international confrontation to cooperation.
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    The Unbearable Uselessness of Crypto

    Andrés Velasco explains why FTX's collapse should sink a hyped-up lie bobbing on an ocean of libertarian technobabble.
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    Is Germany Sick Again?

    Hans-Werner Sinn pours cold water on the fantasy that European economies can weather gas shortages with minimal pain.
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    America's Silent Progressive Majority

    Joseph E. Stiglitz

    Now that the American electorate appears to have rejected Republican extremism, many will argue that US President Joe Biden and the Democrats should tack right to capture centrist voters. But this would be a mistake, given where voters' preferences increasingly lie.

    considers what the midterm election results indicate about voters' real priorities.
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    Big Tech Gets Derailed

    Jonathan Levy traces the origins of the sector's recent turmoil to the nineteenth-century rise of the corporation.
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    Will the West Give in to Russia?

    From soaring inflation to a deepening energy crisis, the United States and Europe are facing no shortage of economic challenges, and Russia’s war against Ukraine – and the sanctions imposed in response to it – bears much of the blame. As Russia launches new rounds of missile attacks, we asked PS commentators what the West should be doing for Ukraine – and how likely it is to do it.

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    The Techno-Feudal Method to Musk’s Twitter Madness

    Yanis Varoufakis explains that the issue is neither vanity nor public service, but rather the need to acquire cloud capital.
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    The Case for Mandating Climate-Risk Disclosure

    Timothy Meyer, et al. defend the legal and economic justification for the US Securities and Exchange Commission's proposed new rule.

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