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    The Decline and Fall of the Petrodollar?

    Carla Norrlöf considers whether Saudi Arabia would ever move away from invoicing its oil trade in US dollars.
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    The Profit Trap

    Jean-Baptiste Wautier considers why capitalism is creating problems instead of solving them, and how to save the system from itself.
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    The Evolution of Empire

    John Andrews traces the enduring role of imperial power from the eighteenth century to the present.
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    Anatomy of a Massacre

    Shlomo Ben-Ami considers what the 1860 massacre of Christians in Damascus can and cannot teach us about preventing genocide.
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    China’s Economy Cannot Export Its Problems Away

    Alicia García-Herrero & Alessio Terzi explain why the current growth strategy will inevitably fail to address the roots of the economy’s problems.
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    The Indian Election and the Country’s Economic Future

    Raghuram G. Rajan worries that the country will squander its massive potential by trying to emulate China's growth strategy.
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    The Rise of Mesoeconomics

    William H. Janeway explains how a long-neglected field of economic study can be applied to today's most pressing policy challenges.
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    How Exceptional Is China’s Crony-Capitalist Boom?

    Yuen Yuen Ang explains how corruption both drove the country's GDP growth and sowed the seeds for its current economic problems.
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    India’s Despotic Election

    Debasish Roy Chowdhury explains how Prime Minister Narendra Modi has eroded democratic safeguards and stacked the deck in his favor.
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    The Perils of Retirement in America

    Teresa Ghilarducci proposes a Grey New Deal that would boost economic security for all US workers in old age.
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    China’s Rebalancing Imperative

    Stephen S. Roach explains why the Chinese authorities should switch to a consumption- and productivity-led growth model.
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    Governments Must Shape AI’s Future

    Mariana Mazzucato & Fausto Gernone urge policymakers to see themselves as proactive participants in technological innovation and market-making.

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