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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 ECB Has Been Driving EU Inflation

    Hans-Werner Sinn explains how the European Central Bank has contributed to soaring prices, including for energy.
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    The Populist Climate Threat

    Izabella Teixeira, et al. warn that right-wing nationalists and other political opportunists could normalize inaction.
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    Britain Is Not an Emerging Market – Yet

    Kenneth Rogoff considers the implications of the new government’s poorly received economic-policy package.
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    When the Fed Stops Trying

    J. Bradford DeLong worries that the world's most important central bank is no longer looking for an optimal policy path.
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    No Security Without Climate Security

    Anne-Marie Slaughter explains why US policymakers need to focus more closely on global warming as an existential threat.
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    Development, Decarbonization, and Dumb Landowners

    Ricardo Hausmann argues that governments must manage natural resources more effectively to promote green growth.
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    The Trade Agenda Today

    Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala interviewed by Anne O. Krueger

    Recent global developments have shown what is at stake when trade becomes less open and transparent. To assess the current state of the international trading system and what lies in store for it, Anne O. Krueger queries World Trade Organization Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala about the biggest challenges facing her organization.

    about the challenges facing her organization.
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    King Dollar

    In recent weeks, the US dollar has reached 20-year highs against key foreign currencies, and all-time highs against the Chinese renminbi and the British pound. What is sustaining the greenback’s surge, and what are its most significant consequences?

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    The US Inflation Bonanza for Sovereign Debtors

    Gautam Nair & Federico Sturzenegger identify the big winners of a shock that is diluting mountains of debt around the world.

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