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Michael Marder

Michael Marder

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Michael Marder, Research Professor of Philosophy at the University of the Basque Country, is the author of Philosophy for Passengers (The MIT Press, 2022).

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  1. Through the Russian Looking Glass
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    Through the Russian Looking Glass

    Jan 13, 2023 Michael Marder traces the historical roots of the country’s growing infatuation with Soviet-style economics.

  2. The Implosion of History
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    The Implosion of History

    Apr 4, 2022 Michael Marder explains how to understand the current moment after the usual theoretical models have failed.

  3. The Philosopher’s Plant 10.0: Heidegger’s Apple Tree

    The Philosopher’s Plant 10.0: Heidegger’s Apple Tree

    Sep 1, 2013 Michael Marder

  4. The Philosopher’s Plant 9.0: Hegel’s Grapes

    The Philosopher’s Plant 9.0: Hegel’s Grapes

    Jul 29, 2013 Michael Marder

  5. The Philosopher’s Plant 8.0: Kant's Tulip

    The Philosopher’s Plant 8.0: Kant's Tulip

    Jun 1, 2013 Michael Marder

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    Supporting Sexual and Reproductive Health Is Good Business

    Natalia Kanem argues that investing in employees’ well-being will help companies attract and retain top talent.
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    Can Democracy Win in 2024?

    Chris Patten highlights the challenges mainstream parties face as they try to boost growth and improve public services.
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    Finding a New French Majority

    Jean Pisani-Ferry assesses what must happen to form a stable government after an election that produced a hung parliament.
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    Industrial Policy Is Back. Now What?

    How to design effective industrial policies has suddenly become a hot – and divisive – topic among economists and policymakers. Even those who agree that governments should intervene in the economy to bolster productivity, increase competitiveness, and tackle social and environmental challenges differ sharply on the details.

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    The Big Picture

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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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