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Simon Johnson

Simon Johnson

Writing for PS since 2007
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Simon Johnson, a former chief economist at the International Monetary Fund, is a professor at MIT's Sloan School of Management and a co-chair of the COVID-19 Policy Alliance. He is the co-author (with Jonathan Gruber) of Jump-Starting America: How Breakthrough Science Can Revive Economic Growth and the American Dream and the co-author (with James Kwak) of 13 Bankers: The Wall Street Takeover and The Next Financial Meltdown.

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  1. op_soros6_FADEL SENNAAFP via Getty Images_ukrainewar Fadel Senna/AFP via Getty Images
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    The Fight of Our Lives

    George Soros

    Neither the invasion of Ukraine nor the deepening cold war between the West and China came out of the blue. The world has been increasingly engaged over the past half-decade, or longer, in a struggle between two diametrically opposed systems of governance: open society and closed society.

    frames the war in Ukraine as the latest battle for open-society ideals – one that implicates China as well.
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    The Peace Process Ukraine’s Supporters Should Support

    Yanis Varoufakis

    Calls for a decisive Ukrainian victory have been growing as Russia’s military incompetence continues to be exposed. But with the world teetering on the edge of recession and the developing world facing a spiral of hunger and forced migration, it would be a grave error to dismiss those calling for a negotiated peace.

    urges those not directly involved in the war to help the combatants envisage the terms of a negotiated peace.
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