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Luigi Zingales

Luigi Zingales

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Luigi Zingales, Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago, is Co-Host of the podcast Capitalisn’t.

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  1. Burying the Laissez-Faire Zombie
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    Burying the Laissez-Faire Zombie

    Dec 15, 2021 Luigi Zingales argues that the state-market dichotomy is a post-feudal relic that has come to serve vested interests.

  2. Democracy Before ESG
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    Democracy Before ESG

    Oct 28, 2021 Luigi Zingales thinks that opposition to corporate dark money should be the first principle of responsible investing.

  3. Don't Break Up Social Media, Bifurcate It
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    Don't Break Up Social Media, Bifurcate It

    Aug 31, 2021 Luigi Zingales thinks the digital networking infrastructure should be separated from platforms’ editorial function.

  4. The Political Lessons of COVID-19
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    The Political Lessons of COVID-19

    Aug 6, 2021 Luigi Zingales thinks the pandemic highlights the need to develop an effective system of global governance.

  5. Attack of the COVID Zombies
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    Attack of the COVID Zombies

    Jul 2, 2021 Luigi Zingales proposes a worker-centered scheme to separate healthy firms from the walking dead.

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    Overcoming the Development-Project Implementation Gap

    Jorge Moreira da Silva highlights ways to strengthen the International Development Association’s already-powerful impact.
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    Developing Countries’ Liquidity Crisis Is Not Over

    Ishac Diwan & Vera Songwe urge global policymakers to prevent mass insolvency and finance urgent climate projects.
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    America’s Manufacturing Renaissance Will Create Few Good Jobs

    Dani Rodrik shows why policies to boost employment in the twenty-first century ultimately must focus on services.
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    Minxin Pei on China’s economy, surveillance state, repression of dissent, and more

    Minxin Pei doubts China’s government is willing to do what is needed to restore growth, describes the low-tech approaches taken by the country’s vast security apparatus, considers the Chinese social-credit system’s repressive potential, and more.
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    Who Should Decide If It’s Genocide?

    David Alton, et al. urge British policymakers to take a proactive approach to addressing mass-atrocity crimes.
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    The Bretton Woods Institutions We Need

    Joaquim Levy, et al. explain how the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank can rise to current global challenges.
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    The World Cannot Afford to Ignore the Poorest Countries

    Indermit Gill & M. Ayhan Kose warn that a growing gap between the world’s haves and have-nots will undercut global goals.
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    The World Is Still on Fire

    Lawrence H. Summers & N.K. Singh

    For the last several years, world leaders have made big promises and laid out bold plans to mitigate the climate crisis and help the neediest countries adapt. At this year's World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings, they must demonstrate that they can fulfill these promises, rather than simply touting new ones.

    think policymakers need to get four things right to shore up the credibility of the international system.
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    Israel Must End the Gaza War

    Dennis Ross

    With the exception of the extreme right, no one in Israel wants to be stuck in Gaza, responsible for 2.4 million Palestinians, and facing a likely insurgency. Israel can end this war soon and save those hostages who are still alive, having demilitarized Gaza and set the stage for an alternative to Hamas.

    thinks the only strategic objective that matters is close – or close enough – to being met.

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