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Vinod Thomas

Vinod Thomas

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Vinod Thomas, a former senior vice president at the World Bank and former director-general at the Asian Development Bank, is a visiting professor at the National University of Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy.

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  1. Accountability for Climate Catastrophes
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    Accountability for Climate Catastrophes

    Oct 18, 2021 Vinod Thomas compares greenhouse-gas emissions to smoking, because both can now be linked directly to grave harms.

  2. The Case for Carbon Import Taxes
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    The Case for Carbon Import Taxes

    Jul 8, 2021 Ed Araral & Vinod Thomas urge EU and US policymakers to adhere to the key principles that should govern emissions-based levies.

  3. The Necessity of Climate Economics
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    The Necessity of Climate Economics

    Oct 16, 2019 Vinod Thomas urges economists to make the negative externality of global warming central to their growth models.

  4. Hurricanes at the Ballot Box
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    Hurricanes at the Ballot Box

    Sep 19, 2018 Vinod Thomas says extreme weather is an opportunity to hold elected officials accountable for climate change.

  5. How Climate Action Can Make America Great
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    How Climate Action Can Make America Great

    Dec 15, 2016 Vinod Thomas thinks US President-elect Donald Trump has good reason to help combat global warming.

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    Accounting for Casino Capitalism

    Hans-Werner Sinn draws parallels between recent bank collapses and the late-nineteenth-century “founders’ crash.”
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    Who Should Be Bailed Out Next?

    Simon Zadek urges rich-country governments to aid debt-distressed poor countries as urgently as they have their failing banks.
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    The Population Boon

    Beniamino Callegari & Per Espen Stoknes correct popular myths about the threat of demographic growth to sustainable development.
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    Where Is the Global South’s Rescue Brigade?

    Vera Songwe decries the unequal responses to liquidity crises in Silicon Valley compared to the developing world.
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    Beyond Industrial Policy

    Anne-Marie Slaughter & Elizabeth Garlow

    The emerging breed of industrial policies, which emphasize production, fair wages, and localism, could serve as the basis for post-neoliberal economies. But to tackle the challenges of the twenty-first century and ensure a sustainable future, we need a policy framework that recognizes the value of human connection.

    make the case for an economic strategy that prioritizes shared prosperity over competition.
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    The Other Conflict on Europe’s Doorstep

    Anders Fogh Rasmussen warns that Azerbaijan may be preparing to renew its military aggression against neighboring Armenia.
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    Let the Banks Burn

    Yanis Varoufakis

    The banking system we take for granted is unfixable. The good news is that we no longer need to rely on any private, rent-seeking, socially destabilizing network of banks, at least not the way we have so far.

    shows why the current private system is unfixable – and why we don’t need to tolerate it anymore.
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    How China Benefits from Another US Banking Crisis

    Stephen S. Roach thinks America’s latest financial trouble will reinforce a narrative of terminal national decline.
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    Xi Jinping’s Chinese Tragedy

    Orville Schell interviewed by Irena Grudzińska Gross about the country's increasingly worrisome trajectory, both at home and abroad.

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