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Mary Fitzgerald

Mary Fitzgerald

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Mary Fitzgerald is Director of Information Democracy at the Open Society Foundations and a former editor-in-chief of openDemocracy.

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  1. Little England’s Big COVID Problem
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    Little England’s Big COVID Problem

    Oct 9, 2020 Mary Fitzgerald & Peter Geoghegan highlight the failures of governance and accountability behind the country's spiraling infection and death rates.

  2. The Preventable Trauma of COVID Childbirth
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    The Preventable Trauma of COVID Childbirth

    Aug 10, 2020 Mary Fitzgerald highlights a new report showing how women are suffering needlessly in rich and poor countries alike.

  3. Europe Must Act Against US-Backed “Crisis Pregnancy Centers”
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    Europe Must Act Against US-Backed “Crisis Pregnancy Centers”

    Feb 11, 2020 Mary Fitzgerald highlights the alarming findings of a new report on “health” facilities that target vulnerable women and girls.

  4. America’s Dark-Money Bid for Europe’s Soul
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    America’s Dark-Money Bid for Europe’s Soul

    Apr 24, 2019 Mary Fitzgerald reports that US Christian conservatives are sparing little effort to influence European politics.

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    The Way Forward for Ukraine’s Economy

    Joseph E. Stiglitz & Andrew Kosenko

    With sufficient assistance from the West, Ukraine will prevail over its much larger and richer authoritarian neighbor. But to enjoy the fruits of victory, it will have to move faster in its transition from a post-communist oligarchy, while being careful to resist the siren call of free-market fundamentalism.

    offer a roadmap for guiding the country's recovery and reconstruction during and after the war.
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    Rich Countries Must Meet Their Biodiversity Financing Pledges

    Mary Robinson urges international policymakers to use the upcoming COP16 summit to close the nature-finance gap.
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    Inequality Spurs Democratic Backsliding

    Susan Stokes shows that countries with fairer economies are less likely to succumb to authoritarian populism.
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    Bracing for a More Inflationary World

    Raghuram G. Rajan thinks central banks will remain under pressure to maintain tighter policies over the medium term.
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    The Irrationality of EU Tariffs on Chinese EVs

    Daniel Gros argues that Europe should be both subsidizing its own green industries and welcoming low-cost green imports.
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    Do We Need a Plaza Accord 2.0?

    Koichi Hamada thinks that policymakers should instead focus on the benefits provided by a flexible exchange-rate regime.
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    The False Distinction Between Industrial and Economic Policy

    Célestin Monga explains why differentiating between “vertical” and “horizontal” government intervention does not hold water.
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    Don’t Be Fooled by China’s Third Plenum

    Stephen S. Roach reminds Western observers that the Chinese government's real priorities are very different from their own.
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    What the New Left Needs

    Dani Rodrik sketches a worker-focused economic program that can take the wind out of right-wing populists' sails.

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