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Robert H. Dugger

Robert H. Dugger

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Robert H. Dugger is Managing Partner at Hanover Provident Capital LLC.

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  1. The US Federal Reserve’s Debt Purchases Are a Warning
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    The US Federal Reserve’s Debt Purchases Are a Warning

    Mar 9, 2020 David Ahn & Robert H. Dugger urge policymakers to address new generation-spanning challenges with a wartime sense of urgency.

  2. Modern Monetary Inevitabilities
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    Modern Monetary Inevitabilities

    May 27, 2019 Robert H. Dugger thinks central-bank-financed stimulus will be the only option when the next major debt crisis arrives.

  3. The Dred Scott of Climate Change?
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    The Dred Scott of Climate Change?

    Nov 16, 2018 Robert H. Dugger argues that the US federal courts should recognize the constitutional rights of future generations.

  4. America’s Hidden Debt
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    America’s Hidden Debt

    Aug 24, 2018 Daniel Blitz & Robert H. Dugger warn that official budget measures ignore the liabilities associated with infrastructure and climate change.

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    Ending the Austerity Pandemic

    Isabel Ortiz & Matthew Cummins warn that governments are returning to the same failed belt-tightening policies of the past.
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    The Hard-Won Benefits of Soft Diplomacy

    Kishore Mahbubani praises Indonesia's more consultative and culturally attuned approach to international affairs.
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    China After Zero-COVID

    Qian Liu thinks the protests made it easier for officials to exit a policy that a faltering economy had made untenable.
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    China’s Zero-COVID Muddle

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    Chinese leaders’ refusal to adopt a clear stance on zero-COVID is pure politics: nobody wants to be blamed for whatever surge in infections, hospitalizations, and deaths follows a reopening. But the longer the authorities attempt to avoid responsibility and muddle through, the greater the risk to public health.

    warns that the government’s refusal to devise a comprehensive and systematic exit strategy could create the worst of two worlds.
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    FIFA’s World Cup Follies

    Ian Buruma dives into the thicket of fatuousness, hypocrisy, and greed that the tournament has become.
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    The Plight of Public Schools in Africa

    Palesa Libe highlights the toll that the pandemic has taken on lower-income students across the continent.
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    The Scope for More Multilateral Climate Finance

    Frannie Leautier, et al. highlight the crucial role multilateral development banks must play in funding large-scale green projects.
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    Eco-Economic Development

    David Malpass sees declining fish stocks as a case study of why nature must be central to countries’ growth models.
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    Higher Immigration or Higher Interest Rates for America?

    Ricardo Hausmann & Dany Bahar explain why the persistence of Trump-era xenophobia among US policymakers could lead to economic stagnation.

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