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Marcia McNutt

Marcia McNutt

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Marcia McNutt is President of the US National Academy of Sciences.

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  1. Deciding Humanity’s Future
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    Deciding Humanity’s Future

    Jun 21, 2021 Johan Rockström, et al. see the G7’s latest climate commitments as necessary and welcome, but still ultimately insufficient.

  2. Listen to the Science
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    Listen to the Science

    Oct 16, 2020 Lars Heikensten, et al. consider how lessons from the COVID-19 crisis can be applied to other global challenges.

  3. Not a Decade to Spare for Climate Action
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    Not a Decade to Spare for Climate Action

    Feb 4, 2020 Johan Rockström, et al. tout the potential of the upcoming Nobel Prize Summit to help address the world's biggest challenges.

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    What’s Happened to China’s Economy?

    Zhang Jun worries that weakened incentives for local-government policy innovation are undermining dynamism and growth.
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    Women, Life, Freedom, and the Left

    Slavoj Žižek

    Four recent global news stories have revealed the varieties of women’s empowerment, showing how the politics of sex and gender can either challenge or reinforce existing power structures. For Western liberals, understanding these dynamics will be crucial to beating back the new right.

    shows how four recent news events highlight the failings of Western progressives to counter the far right.
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    Toward a Progressive Economic Agenda

    Mariana Mazzucato

    Past policy failures and unmet populist promises represent an opportunity for progressive leaders. But to win power, they must articulate a coherent alternative economic-policy program, focusing not only on redistribution but also on wealth and value creation.

    offers a five-pronged policy blueprint for the left to counter populism and recover electoral relevance.
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    The Gorbachev Diagnosis

    Daniel Yergin revisits a 2001 interview with the former Soviet leader to consider where things went awry for Russia.
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    The Canary in the Inflation Coal Mine

    Jonathan D. Ostry explains why central banks should pay much greater attention to shipping costs.
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    The Crumbling Nuclear Taboo

    Beatrice Fihn urges countries to refrain from responding to Russia's nuclear threats with nuclear threats of their own.
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    The Trussonomics Warning

    Jason Furman explains why all policies intended to help one group must nowadays come at the expense of other groups.
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    The Kremlin’s Suicidal Imperialism

    Nina L. Khrushcheva argues that the illegal annexation of four more Ukrainian territories will handicap future Russian leaders.
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    What Caused the Ukraine War?

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr. considers the deep, intermediate, and immediate factors behind Russia’s invasion.

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