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Michael R. Bloomberg

Michael R. Bloomberg

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Michael R. Bloomberg is the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on Climate Ambition and Solutions.

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  1. Realizing Africa’s Sustainable Energy Future
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    Realizing Africa’s Sustainable Energy Future

    May 17, 2022 Michael R. Bloomberg & Damilola Ogunbiyi urge the international community to step up its support for the continent’s green transition.

  2. To Support Climate Efforts, Support Mayors
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    To Support Climate Efforts, Support Mayors

    Oct 29, 2021 Michael R. Bloomberg & Frans Timmermans explain why city governments and leaders are essential in the global fight against climate change.

  3. Ending the Drowning Epidemic
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    Ending the Drowning Epidemic

    Aug 12, 2021 Michael R. Bloomberg shows how relatively simple measures can save tens of thousands of children's lives every year.

  4. The Race to Sustainable Abundance
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    The Race to Sustainable Abundance

    Jul 9, 2021 Michael R. Bloomberg, et al. argue that public, economic, and planetary health are inextricably linked and must be restored together.

  5. Reducing Speed to Save Lives
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    Reducing Speed to Save Lives

    May 9, 2017 Margaret Chan & Michael R. Bloomberg show how municipal and national governments can improve road safety to reduce preventable deaths.

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    Resentment on the Western Front

    Sławomir Sierakowski thinks the Polish public needs a more open and honest conversation about refugees before resentment spirals.
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    Crypto’s Well-Worn Path to Crisis

    Xavier Vives writes that, despite the novelty of the assets, the narrative of FTX’s collapse was established long ago.
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    The Unavoidable Crash

    Nouriel Roubini anticipates a stagflationary debt crisis, owing to a dangerous combination of inflation and over-borrowing.
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    War Over Taiwan?

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr. considers whether a deterrence arrangement that has worked for 50 years is still sufficient.
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    The Contested Fed

    James Livingston

    By all accounts, central banks – particularly the Fed, because the dollar is still the world’s dominant currency – already act as investment authorities. But their recent bailouts have exacerbated economic inequality, and have done little or nothing to address climate change.

    reviews three books that, each in its own way, reveal a central truth about the world’s leading central bank.
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    The Economics of Mainstreaming Climate Action

    Jean Pisani-Ferry & Selma Mahfouz identify the risks and short-term costs associated with the energy transition over the next decade.
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    Killing Twitter

    Antara Haldar explains what Elon Musk fundamentally misunderstands about the platform – and about free speech.
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    The Napoleons of Big Tech

    Bill Emmott

    Recent events in the technology sector suggest that investors and lenders should be demanding a premium to cover the risk that a star entrepreneur will become an egomaniacal dictator. With each business cycle, it seems, old lessons must be relearned.

    sees in the industry’s harsh reckoning this year lessons that apparently can’t be learned often enough.
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    The Crypto Emperor’s New Clothes

    The collapse of several crypto platforms this year – including the spectacular crash of the second-largest cryptocurrency exchange, FTX – has raised fundamental questions about the credibility of a digital innovation once hailed as the key to democratizing finance. Has crypto finally been exposed as a scam, or will a new, stronger crypto industry emerge from the current turmoil?

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