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Lee Howell

Lee Howell

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Lee Howell is a member of the Management Board of the World Economic Forum.

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  1. Boosting Resilience to COVID-19
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    Boosting Resilience to COVID-19

    Apr 1, 2020 Lee Howell shows how national and local leaders can embrace resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  2. Long Live Globalization
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    Long Live Globalization

    Jan 16, 2019 Lee Howell calls for the creation of a more resilient institutional architecture to account for four key developments.

  3. Looking Beyond Lehman
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    Looking Beyond Lehman

    Sep 17, 2018 Lee Howell calls for less obsessing over the business cycle and more attention to the effects of new technologies.

  4. The False Narrative of Realpolitik
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    The False Narrative of Realpolitik

    Oct 9, 2017 Lee Howell calls for a shared narrative of global cooperation in the face of a US-led emphasis on national sovereignty.

  5. Systems at Risk
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    Systems at Risk

    Jan 8, 2013 Lee Howell

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    The Other Conflict on Europe’s Doorstep

    Anders Fogh Rasmussen warns that Azerbaijan may be preparing to renew its military aggression against neighboring Armenia.
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    Let the Banks Burn

    Yanis Varoufakis

    The banking system we take for granted is unfixable. The good news is that we no longer need to rely on any private, rent-seeking, socially destabilizing network of banks, at least not the way we have so far.

    shows why the current private system is unfixable – and why we don’t need to tolerate it anymore.
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    How China Benefits from Another US Banking Crisis

    Stephen S. Roach thinks America’s latest financial trouble will reinforce a narrative of terminal national decline.
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    Xi Jinping’s Chinese Tragedy

    Orville Schell interviewed by Irena Grudzińska Gross

    Like Vladimir Putin, China's leader is so steeped in a narrative of victimhood and fearful of appearing weak that it is hard to imagine him ever leading China out of the mess he has created. He could well be remembered as the leader who squandered history's most remarkable economic success story.

    about the country's increasingly worrisome trajectory, both at home and abroad.
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    Artificial Idiocy

    Slavoj Žižek fears that the rise of powerful chatbots will spell the death of irony and nuance in human thought.
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    Localizing Development Research

    Julia Kaufman & Jane Wanjiku Mariara explain why funders should be providing more long-term resources to researchers in developing countries.
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    The Simplest Fix for Banking

    Jan Eeckhout explains how central bank digital currencies would end bank runs and banks' excessive risk-taking.
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    America’s Interest in Ending the Ukraine Crisis

    Brahma Chellaney explains why prolonging the conflict risks realizing the West’s worst geopolitical nightmare.
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    America’s Industrial Policy Is Counterproductive

    Anne O. Krueger laments that the Biden administration is adding red tape to an inefficient subsidy program.

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