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Lenny Mendonca

Lenny Mendonca

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Lenny Mendonca, Senior Partner Emeritus at McKinsey & Company, is a former chief economic and business adviser to Governor Gavin Newsom of California and chair of the California High-Speed Rail Authority.

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  1. Progressive Federalism to Combat Judicial Extremism
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    Progressive Federalism to Combat Judicial Extremism

    Aug 19, 2022 Laura Tyson & Lenny Mendonca show how state governments can fend off the Supreme Court’s assault on citizens’ interests and rights.

  2. Women’s Rights and Childhood Poverty
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    Women’s Rights and Childhood Poverty

    May 27, 2022 Laura Tyson & Lenny Mendonca think it will fall to progressive US states to mitigate the impact of harsh new abortion restrictions.

  3. Neglecting Democracy in America
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    Neglecting Democracy in America

    Feb 21, 2022 Laura Tyson & Lenny Mendonca warn that the assault on voting rights in Republican-controlled states could undermine the US economy.

  4. A Pro-Family Agenda for America Starts in California
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    A Pro-Family Agenda for America Starts in California

    Jan 14, 2022 Laura Tyson & Lenny Mendonca show how the state is advancing a raft of progressive policies even as federal action remains blocked.

  5. The American Climate Consensus
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    The American Climate Consensus

    Dec 1, 2021 Laura Tyson & Lenny Mendonca show that the electorate is more aligned behind green policies than is commonly assumed.

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    The Global Recovery Winds Down

    Eswar Prasad warns that the darkening outlook for the world economy reflects significant challenges ahead.
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    Where Has All the Liquidity Gone?

    Raghuram G. Rajan & Viral Acharya show that years of quantitative easing have left financial markets deeply dependent on easy money.
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    Britannia Deranged

    Jacob Soll explores UK Prime Minister Liz Truss’s 2012 manifesto and its incoherent vision of capitalism.
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    Research Ethics and Non-Human Subjects

    Peter Singer highlights an appalling recent article that Springer Nature should retract under its new guidance for authors.
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    How to Settle the Great Chess Cheating Scandal

    Kenneth Rogoff explains how a suspiciously successful young upstart can prove that he is for real.
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    Why Deglobalization Makes US Inflation Worse

    Dambisa Moyo laments that today’s inflationary surge has not elicited a coordinated global response.
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    How to Tax Energy Companies’ Windfall Profits

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    Given the complexities of modern markets, economies, and legal regimes, new levies on energy companies will always run into implementation problems. To prevent supply shortages and other disastrous unintended consequences, policymakers must proceed with caution and coordinate across borders.

    consider the underappreciated difficulties of implementing new levies without creating unwanted side effects.
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    Is Putin in Peril?

    From alternate-reality annexations to fresh nuclear threats, Russian President Vladimir Putin seems more desperate than ever to project an image of strength after a string of battlefield defeats. As Ukrainian forces advance on Russian-occupied territories and hundreds of thousands of draft-age Russian men flee the Kremlin’s “partial mobilization,” we asked PS commentators to assess his prospects.

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    Liz Truss’s Backward Vision of the Future

    Diane Coyle argues that the new UK government will never cure what ails the British economy by living in the past.

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