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Klaus Schwab

Klaus Schwab

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Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, is co-author of The Great Narrative: For a Better Future (Forum Publishing, 2022).

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  1. Envisioning Governance 4.0
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    Envisioning Governance 4.0

    Jan 17, 2022 Klaus Schwab argues that tackling today’s global challenges will require a transformation of institutions and leadership.

  2. An Interview with Klaus Schwab
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    An Interview with Klaus Schwab

    Feb 9, 2021 Klaus Schwab praises New Zealand’s Living Standards Framework, suggests how companies can help address inequality, and offers reasons for hope that stakeholder capitalism is gaining ground.

  3. A New “Year Zero”
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    A New “Year Zero”

    Jan 12, 2021 Klaus Schwab identifies three broad trends that could set the stage for a global renewal of historic proportions.

  4. Post-COVID Capitalism
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    Post-COVID Capitalism

    Oct 12, 2020 Klaus Schwab thinks that now is the time to start reassessing sacred cows and disposing of defunct ideologies.

  5. Time for a Great Reset
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    Time for a Great Reset

    Jun 3, 2020 Klaus Schwab views the COVID-19 crisis as an opportunity to build healthier, more equitable, and more sustainable systems.

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    The High Stakes of Climate-Risk Accounting

    Gernot Wagner & Tom Brookes show why economists can no longer ignore the need for a far more comprehensive set of welfare indicators.
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    The Cost of the Fed’s Challenged Credibility

    Mohamed A. El-Erian interprets the latest market tumult as the price of delaying monetary-policy tightening for too long.
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    Core Dangers for the Fed and China

    Stephen S. Roach

    Just as a fixation on core inflation can mislead central banks, as it has done with the US Federal Reserve, the power of a “core leader” like China’s Xi Jinping is a recipe for misdirected and ultimately unsustainable policy regimes. The very notion of a core adds a false sense of precision when addressing complex problems.

    thinks the US central bank and Chinese governance share a conceptual weakness leading to major policy blunders.
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    Amazon’s Satanic Mills

    Antara Haldar sees recent unionization efforts as a welcome response to an unethical and inhumane business model.
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    Asia’s Captive Market for Migrant Labor

    M. Niaz Asadullah highlights how an entrenched alliance of politicians, bureaucrats, and business elites is exploiting workers.
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    In Search of a Development Plan for Asia

    Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng argue that bottom-up institutions – not top-down strategies – are the key to regional integration.
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    Giorgia Meloni’s Moment

    Bill Emmott sees little difference between the Brothers of Italy’s program and that of recent right-wing governments.
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    America’s Education Emergency

    Michael R. Strain calls for urgent action to make up for pandemic learning loss in light of dismal new test scores.
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    God Save the Pound?

    Andrés Velasco explains why sterling is plummeting when economic theory says it should be soaring.

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