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Newsart for A Robots Tax?

A Robots Tax?

The Nobel Laureate, Robert Shiller says that a tax on robots is necessary to fund wage insurance to help reduce the inequality automation will cause. But Yanis Varoufakis, the former Greek Finance Min… read more

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Shlomo Ben-Ami and Hernando de Soto

Peace or Punishment?

Hernando de Soto, President of the Institute for Liberty and Democracy in Lima, says Colombians were right to reject the peace deal with the FARC negotiated by President Santos. But Shlomo Ben-Ami, a … read more

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Adair Turner and Martin Feldstein

A World Without Work?

Harvard’s Martin Feldstein believes recent technological innovations will destroy old jobs and create new ones, as in the past. But INET's Adair Turner thinks employment will be permanently reduced – … read more

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Daniel Gros and Barry Eichengreen

Living With Brexit

Daniel Gros, Director of the Center for European Policy Studies, says the cost to Britain of leaving the EU will not be high. But Berkeley’s Barry Eichengreen says the bill is sure to mount.

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Robert Skidelsky and Carmen Reinhart

The Debt Dilemma

Robert Skidelsky of Warwick University sees no reason for countries to fear that high debt levels will impede their economic growth. But Harvard’s Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff believe that fear … read more

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Noëlle Lenoir & Peter Singer

Beach Blanket Imbroglio

Noëlle Lenoir, former French minister of European affairs, defends banning burkinis (and burqas) on republican grounds. But Princeton’s Peter Singer says individual freedom takes precedence.

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Adair Turner and Michael Heise

Debate: Black Hawk Down?

Adair Turner, former Head of the UK Financial Authority, wants clear rules that enable central banks to use helicopter money to boost growth in ailing economies. But Michael Heise, Chief Economist of … read more

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Ken Rogoff and Martin Feldstein

Brexit: A Democratic Victory?

The UK’s Brexit vote has thrown the country into turmoil and upended global markets. But whereas Martin Feldstein regards the outcome as a blow against an overweening EU, his Harvard colleague Kenneth… read more

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Newsart for The Helicopter Debate

The Helicopter Debate

With many economies struggling with deflationary pressure and deficient demand, so-called "helicopter drops" – the distribution of newly printed cash directly to households – is gaining traction as a … read more

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