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Roger E.A. Farmer

Roger E.A. Farmer

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Roger E. A. Farmer is Professor of Economics at the University of Warwick, Distinguished Emeritus Professor of Economics at UCLA, Management team and Hub Leader for Rebuilding Macroeconomics, and the author of Prosperity for All: How to Prevent Financial Crises.

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  1. Why We Need More Economists
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    Why We Need More Economists

    Oct 8, 2019 Roger E.A. Farmer defends the dismal science's track record of designing policies to promote growth and reduce poverty.

  2. Central Banking’s Bankrupt Narrative
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    Central Banking’s Bankrupt Narrative

    Sep 3, 2019 Roger E.A. Farmer thinks current economic conditions have exposed fundamental flaws in the theory driving monetary-policy decisions.

  3. Paying for the Welfare State Without Raising Taxes
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    Paying for the Welfare State Without Raising Taxes

    Jun 13, 2019 Roger E.A. Farmer urges national treasuries to establish new investment funds to help finance governments' social programs.

  4. Secular Stagnation Revisited
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    Secular Stagnation Revisited

    Sep 4, 2018 Roger E.A. Farmer weighs in on the debate between Joseph Stiglitz and Lawrence Summers about the response to the 2008 crisis.

  5. Equality for All?
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    Equality for All?

    Aug 9, 2018 Roger E.A. Farmer warns Western elites not to put lofty global ideals ahead of domestic constituencies.

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    How the G20 Could Help Eliminate Hunger and Extreme Poverty

    Kevin Watkins urges the group’s members to harness their economic and political power to advance shared development targets.
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    A Hillbilly Elegy for Ukraine and the West

    Carl Bildt considers the disastrous implications of US vice-presidential nominee J.D. Vance’s worldview.
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    We Are All Biomass

    Slavoj Žižek sees our shared environmental predicament as a stronger basis for solidarity than appeals to compassion.
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    Mordecai Kurz on market power, Big Tech, antitrust, and more

    Mordecai Kurz explains how technology firms abuse patent law to establish and preserve monopolies, criticizes the US Supreme Court’s approach to market power, sheds light on the relationship between innovation and inequality, and more.
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    Biden Rejects the Drug of Power

    Nina L. Khrushcheva

    Joe Biden's decision to drop out of the presidential race reflects a humility that is far more likely to be found among democratic leaders than authoritarians. But as Donald Trump has shown – with his efforts to overturn the 2020 election and his vow to be a dictator “on day one” – such humility is never guaranteed.

    praises the US president for stepping aside to let a younger candidate take over.
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    Impunity for Authoritarians Fuels Political Violence

    Maciej Kisilowski explains why allowing corrupt leaders to evade justice can stoke public fear and discontent.
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    As Disinformation Thrives, Democracy Dies

    Nishant Lalwani, et al. argue that increased aid for independent media is necessary to defend press freedom in the developing world.
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    The Dead Hand of Neoliberalism Is Blocking Green Growth

    Laura Carvalho sees rich countries pursuing industrial strategies while poorer countries are prevented from following suit.
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    Will the Democrats Win After Biden’s Withdrawal?

    Richard Haass

    US President Joe Biden’s decision to drop out of the 2024 presidential race has revived the Democrats’ chances of victory. Given the profound differences between the two parties, it is difficult to exaggerate just how much is at stake when Americans vote this November.

    explains how the new Democratic nominee could get out from under the shadow of an unpopular president.

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