Barry Eichengreen, Professor of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley, is a former senior policy adviser at the International Monetary Fund. He is the author of many books, including In Defense of Public Debt (Oxford University Press, 2021).
Václav Havel is a former president of the Czech Republic; His Holiness the Dalai Lama is the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism; André Glucksmann is a philosopher; Vartan Gregorian is President of Carnegie Corporation of New York; Mike Moore is a former Director of the World Trade Organization; Karel Schwarzenberg is a former foreign minister of the Czech Republic; Desmond Tutu is a Nobel Peace Prize laureate; Grigory Yavlinsky is Chairman of the Russian United Democratic Party, Yabloko.
Mark Esposito, Co-Founder of Nexus FrontierTech, Co-Directs the 4IR Research Initiative at the Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University. He is a policy associate at the University College London Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose and the co-author, most recently, of The AI Republic: Building the Nexus Between Humans and Intelligent Automation(Lioncrest Publishing, 2019).
There is ample reason to worry that major economies like the United States are heading for a recession, accompanied by cascading financial turmoil. Some of the worst elements of both the 1970s and the 2008 crash are now in play, with equity markets likely to move deeper into bear territory.
says six factors will determine how bad the next downturn will be for the real economy and equity markets.
There is evidence from around the world that the liberty of women is under attack, including in proud democracies. Against this backdrop, the US Supreme Court’s elimination of the federal right to abortion is a particularly egregious offense against women.
notes that the Supreme Court’s elimination of the federal right to abortion accompanies rising gender violence.
highlights a potential institutional advantage of developing countries, shows how the hesitation to appeal to voters’ emotions is putting progressives at a disadvantage, and considers where the economics discipline is headed.