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Raj Persaud

Raj Persaud

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Raj Persaud is a psychiatrist and author of The Mental Vaccine for COVID-19 (Amberley Publishing, 2021).

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  1. What Motivates Killer Nurses?
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    What Motivates Killer Nurses?

    Aug 24, 2023 Raj Persaud considers why health-care professionals like Lucy Letby, whose case has haunted the UK, murder their patients.

  2. The World Cup Syndrome
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    The World Cup Syndrome

    Nov 29, 2022 Raj Persaud reflects on the effects that loving the “beautiful game” can have on one’s health and finances.

  3. The End of Boris’s Illusion
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    The End of Boris’s Illusion

    Jul 8, 2022 Raj Persaud thinks the outgoing British prime minister owes both his rise and his fall to excessive positivity.

  4. An Interview with Raj Persaud
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    An Interview with Raj Persaud

    Jul 27, 2021 Raj Persaud considers how to counter Donald Trump’s sophisticated psychological techniques, explains how lockdowns can fuel risky behavior, and offers advice for navigating the post-pandemic transition.

  5. Requiem for the Stiff Upper Lip
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    Requiem for the Stiff Upper Lip

    Apr 17, 2021 Raj Persaud & Adrian Furnham wonder if Prince Philip's signature stoicism still has a place in contemporary society.

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    Diplomacy Could Help Revive Democracy in Venezuela

    Roberto Patiño urges the international community to help ensure a free and fair presidential election in July.
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    The Specter of Neo-Fascism Is Haunting Europe

    Slavoj Žižek

    With mainstream parties and politicians already preparing to accommodate the far right following this month's European Parliament election, the axiom of post-World War II European democracy has been quietly abandoned. “No collaboration with fascists" is being replaced by a tacit acceptance of them.

    harbors no illusions about what the outcome of the European Parliament election means.
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    Can Private Hospitals Increase Access to Health Care in Developing Countries?

    Titir Bhattacharya & Tanika Chakraborty show how innovative insurance schemes can help low- and middle-income economies achieve universal coverage.
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    Tracking Ukraine’s Reconstruction Funds

    Wolfgang Fengler & Vladyslav Rashkovan show how digital tools can streamline the process, improve transparency, and provide accountability.
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    Slovakia’s Anti-Democratic Government Is Doubling Down

    Soňa Muzikárová warns that the assassination attempt in May has led the government to double down on illiberal reforms.
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    D-Day and the Threat of Total War

    Robert Skidelsky

    After eight decades of relative peace, the world is once again dividing into hostile economic and geopolitical blocs. The 80th anniversary of the invasion of Normandy offers a valuable opportunity to reflect on the principles we are willing to defend and the sacrifices we are prepared to make.

    thinks understanding the causes and consequences of past global conflicts is crucial to preventing another one.
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    The Dangers of a US Capital Inflow Tax

    Maurice Obstfeld worries that a little-known, highly costly method of deficit reduction is gaining political traction.
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    Europe’s Green Transition Requires More Skilled Workers

    Julie Beaufils urges policymakers to boost the attractiveness of technical vocations by expanding access to apprenticeships.
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    A Monetary and Economic Order Fit for the Twenty-First Century

    Ulrich Volz, et al. identify eight priorities to build a more resilient, inclusive, and sustainable global financial architecture.

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