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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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. The Danger of Deplatforming Trump
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    The Danger of Deplatforming Trump

    Jan 13, 2021 Raj Persaud worries that banishing Donald Trump from social media will increase the risk of violence by his supporters.

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    America’s Industrial Policy Is Counterproductive

    Anne O. Krueger laments that the Biden administration is adding red tape to an inefficient subsidy program.
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    Who Gets Squeezed by Austerity?

    Christy Braham urges governments to reject calls for budget cuts and invest in the welfare of billions of vulnerable workers.
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    America’s Financial Regulatory System Is Still Broken

    Howard Davies

    When a bank fails in the United States, questions about who is to blame are often directed at many different regulatory agencies, because the system is complex and hard for outsiders to understand. In the wake of the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank, the case for an overhaul could not be stronger.

    laments that the post-2008 Dodd-Frank reforms left in place a framework riddled with structural shortcomings.
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    The Water Crisis Is a Vital Investment Opportunity

    Ambroise Fayolle & Henk Ovink calls for new thinking about how we value the planet’s most important natural resource.
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    PS Events: What Economics Is Missing

    PS editors present the What Economics is Missing event.
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    Hell in the Holy Land

    Carl Bildt fears that the stage is set for another major violent conflict between Israelis and Palestinians.
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    The Fed Must Not Flinch

    Michael R. Strain

    The failures of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank are significant market events. But, given an overheated labor market and 1970s-like inflation, if the Fed cannot see the whites of the eyes of a systemic banking crisis, then it must move aggressively on the inflation front.

    urges the US central bank to continue raising interest rates, despite signs of financial-sector fragility.
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    Reimagining Development

    Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng argue that grassroots engagement and social enterprise are crucial to achieving countries' aspirations.
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    What the World Bank Can Do About Climate Change

    Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg explains how the institution can maximize its contribution to the global net-zero agenda.

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