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José Antonio Ocampo

José Antonio Ocampo

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José Antonio Ocampo, a former finance minister of Colombia and United Nations under-secretary general, is a professor at Columbia University, Chair of the Independent Commission for the Reform of International Corporate Taxation, and an ambassador of the Food and Land Use Coalition. He is the author of Resetting the International Monetary (Non)System and co-author (with Luis Bértola) of The Economic Development of Latin America since Independence.

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    A Progressive Monetary Policy Is the Only Alternative

    Yanis Varoufakis

    Torn between inflationary jitters and fear of deflation, central bankers in the major advanced economies are taking a potentially costly wait-and-see approach. Only a progressive rethink of their tools and aims can help them play a socially useful post-pandemic role.

    makes the case for raising interest rates and simultaneously reforming quantitative easing.
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    The Green Lights of Glasgow

    The upcoming United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) is a crucial credibility test for global governance, but expectations for progress are low. Will world leaders nevertheless rise to the occasion and adopt the ambitious measures needed to avert disaster, or will political short-termism and great-power rivalry condemn the gathering to failure?

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