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Owen Gaffney

Owen Gaffney

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Owen Gaffney, Project Lead of Earth4All, is Chief Impact Officer at Nobel Prize Outreach.

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  1. Tax the Rich to Save the Planet
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    Tax the Rich to Save the Planet

    Mar 31, 2023 Owen Gaffney argues that reducing economic inequality is the key to strengthening democracy and mitigating climate change.

  2. An Antidote to Climate Despair
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    An Antidote to Climate Despair

    Nov 11, 2022 Owen Gaffney, et al. argue that optimism about humanity's potential is an essential tool for addressing existential threats.

  3. Absorbing the Shock of the Energy Transition
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    Absorbing the Shock of the Energy Transition

    Jul 7, 2022 Owen Gaffney explains why a fee-and-dividend scheme is the perfect policy for the era of climate change.

  4. Breaking Germany’s Coal Addiction
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    Breaking Germany’s Coal Addiction

    Feb 7, 2019 Johan Rockström & Owen Gaffney consider the global implications of the country's move to phase out dirty energy.

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    The Economics of Health for All

    Mariana Mazzucato explains why pandemic prevention and preparedness must be embedded in economic policymaking.
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    The Dangerous Incoherence of US Trade Policy

    Stephen S. Roach warns that America’s latest tariffs against China raise the risk of a catastrophic superpower conflict.
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    A New Dawn for US-African Cooperation?

    Vera Songwe identifies three ways that the United States can ultimately help itself by helping the continent.
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    Raghuram G. Rajan and Rohit Lamba on Indian job creation, industrial policy, democracy, and more

    Raghuram G. Rajan & Rohit Lamba argue that India must place the highest priority on creating and owning intellectual property, advocate an alternative to interventionist industrial policies like subsidies, call for the decentralization of Indian governance at every level, and more.
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    The Global Implications of Georgia’s Political Crisis

    Salome Samadashvili

    Borrowing from the Kremlin’s playbook, Bidzina Ivanishvili, Georgia’s de facto ruler, is seeking to eliminate foreign-funded NGOs, suppress independent media, and eradicate the political opposition. His determination to establish an authoritarian regime reflects his harmony of interests with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    implores the US and Europe to bolster democracy in the country at a make-or-break moment.
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    Read More Summer 2024 Reading List

    PS editors share books that have impressed them lately, and say why you should consider adding them to your summer reading list.
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    Building Resilience in the Developing World

    Erik Berglöf argues for additional financing mechanisms to protect low-income economies against proliferating shocks.
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    Iran’s Succession Crisis Is a Legitimacy Crisis

    Abbas Milani explains why few Iranians within or outside the country truly mourn the death of President Ebrahim Raisi.
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    Central Banks’ New-Old Inflationary Bias

    Kenneth Rogoff explains why policymakers are more likely to risk higher prices during periods of economic uncertainty.

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