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Special Edition Magazine, Spring 2020: Beyond the Techlash

After years of growing suspicion toward the latest wave of digital technologies and the companies and governments that control them, Beyond the Techlash brings together economists, technologists, policymakers, and business leaders to consider how the lost promise of twenty-first-century innovation can be reclaimed. They do not all agree on the best path forward, but each recognizes that the next stage of the revolution must bring new forms of freedom, not new reasons to live in fear.

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The Year Ahead 2020

As 2019 draws to a close, it is unclear whether we have reached “peak disruption,” or whether a further unraveling of political systems, economic models, and international arrangements is in the offing. Between the poles of populist/authoritarian “destruction” and liberal/reformist reconstruction, what specific forces are most likely to define the next year – and the next decade?

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Special Edition Magazine, Fall 2019: Sustainability

Sustainability Comes of Age brings together many of the leading voices in all of the domains involved in combating climate change, each addressing specific facets of what amounts to an existential threat.

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The Year Ahead 2019

Political backlash evolved in 2018 into a global whiplash. The Great Disruption explores what is driving this growing rebellion against the assumptions that have shaped the international order since World War II.

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The Year Ahead 2018

World-renowned thinkers and leaders address the defining political, economic, scientific, and cultural developments of the previous 12 months and suggest what to expect in 2018.

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    The Global Economy’s Risky Recovery

    Joseph E. Stiglitz

    As the advanced economies’ post-2008 recession fades into the distant past, global prospects for 2018 look a little better than in 2017. The shift from fiscal austerity to a more stimulative stance will reduce the need for extreme monetary policies, which almost surely have had adverse effects not just on financial markets but also on the real economy.

    predicts that growth will continue to pick up worldwide in 2018, but that longer-term dangers are looming.
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    Central Banks’ Year of Reckoning

    Raghuram G. Rajan
    • In the absence of political solutions, central banks in the decade since the 2008 financial crisis have rolled out one unconventional monetary policy after another, with various justifications and varying effectiveness.

    •  Now that the period of monetary exceptionalism seems to be coming to an end, central bankers must soberly assess their own record.
    assesses the track record of unconventional monetary policies now that reliance on them is diminishing.
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    How Inequality Works

    Angus Deaton
    • The political upheavals and populist incursions of the past few years owe much to widespread perceptions of inequality and economic injustice in advanced economies.

    • While median wages have stagnated, incomes at the top have continued to rise, and there is growing evidence to suggest that the two phenomena are connected.
    identifies several factors behind the stagnation of median wages and soaring incomes at the top.
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    Will Monetary Policy Trigger Another Financial Crisis?

    Alexander Friedman
    • Sustained unconventional monetary policies in the years after the 2008 global financial crisis created the conditions for the second-longest bull market in history.

    • But they also may have sown the seeds of the next financial crisis, which might take root as central banks continue to normalize their policies and shrink their balance sheets.
    identifies legacy risks from a decade of unconventional measures that central banks will soon roll back.
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The Year Ahead 2017

Read – and keep – this and all of the 24 commentaries by world leaders and top thinkers featured in Fatal Attraction – The Year Ahead, 2017.

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The Year Ahead 2016

Project Syndicate’s 2015 Year-End Supplement.

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The Year Ahead 2015

The year 2014 was marked by repeated tremors that fractured, perhaps fatally, the international order. The Lose of Order explores the forces underlying the decay of the post-1945 international order.

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The Year Ahead 2014

Many political and economic certainties were upended in 2013. Reversing Gears covers the issues at the source with commentaries by Hassan Rouhani on Iran’s new international posture, Shinzo Abe on Japan’s “Abenomics,” Park Geun-hye on inter-Korean relations, George Osborne on British austerity, Daniel Yergin on US shale energy, George Soros on Germany’s European policy, and many more.

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