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Welcome to Project Syndicate Podcasts – a hub for conversation on the world’s most pressing issues. On Opinion Has It, host Elmira Bayrasli sits down with leading economists, policymakers, Nobel laureates, academics, and more. Listen and subscribe to all episodes from your favorite podcast app. Find Opinion Has It on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Acast, or via RSS Feed.

On The New Postnormal, produced by Polityka Weekly, host Maciej Kuziemski discusses a crucial dimension of the post-pandemic normal with a leading expert or thinker, to discover ways we can build back better. Look for a new episode every other Tuesday here on PS, on Apple Podcasts, or via RSS Feed.

  1. Imprisoned by the Infosphere
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    Imprisoned by the Infosphere

    The New Postnormal Dec 22, 2021 Maciej Kuziemski & Peter Pomerantsev consider how the internet has severed the link between expression and emancipation.

  2. Trouble over Taiwan
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    Trouble over Taiwan

    Opinion Has It Nov 23, 2021 Bonnie Glaser & Elmira Bayrasli assess the conflicting pressures that will determine the island’s fate.

  3. The Politics of Urgency and Inevitability
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    The Politics of Urgency and Inevitability

    The New Postnormal Nov 17, 2021 Ivan Krastev & Maciej Kuziemski examine how climate change and democratic trends produce conflicting political responses.

  4. Debt Wars
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    Debt Wars

    Opinion Has It Nov 9, 2021 Barry Eichengreen & Elmira Bayrasli consider what history can teach us about the purpose, power, and peril of public debt.

  5. The Gig Economy 2.0
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    The Gig Economy 2.0

    The New Postnormal Nov 2, 2021 Jessica Bruder & Maciej Kuziemski discuss the pandemic's consequences for workers.

  6. America’s Afghan Debacle
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    America’s Afghan Debacle

    Opinion Has It Oct 26, 2021 Annie Pforzheimer & Elmira Bayrasli assess the recent US withdrawal from Afghanistan and the country’s prospects under Taliban rule.

  7. Voting in a Time of Democratic Erosion
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    Voting in a Time of Democratic Erosion

    Opinion Has It Oct 12, 2021 Francesca Binda & Elmira Bayrasli consider what recent elections say about the state of the world’s democracies.

  8. What Is Missing from the Inequality Debate
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    What Is Missing from the Inequality Debate

    The New Postnormal Oct 6, 2021 Peter Singer & Maciej Kuziemski show that no push for equality is complete without accounting for the needs of future generations and other species.

  9. Is Crypto Going Mainstream?
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    Is Crypto Going Mainstream?

    Opinion Has It Sep 28, 2021 Sheila Warren & Elmira Bayrasli consider how digital currencies are reshaping the global monetary system.

  10. Economic Crisis in the Anthropocene
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    Economic Crisis in the Anthropocene

    Opinion Has It Sep 14, 2021 Adam Tooze & Elmira Bayrasli consider what the pandemic should teach us about managing a new era of crises.

  11. Post-Normal Policymaking
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    Post-Normal Policymaking

    The New Postnormal Sep 10, 2021 Silvio O. Funtowicz & Maciej Kuziemski consider how leaders can make decisions under uncertain conditions.

  12. The End of the Indispensable Nation
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    The End of the Indispensable Nation

    Opinion Has It Aug 31, 2021 Stephen Wertheim & Elmira Bayrasli discuss the grim legacy of America's response to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

  13. Rage Against Productivity
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    Rage Against Productivity

    The New Postnormal Aug 24, 2021 Jenny Odell & Maciej Kuziemski discuss the individual and systemic importance of reimagining what it means to be productive.

  14. Toward Bretton Woods 2.0?
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    Toward Bretton Woods 2.0?

    Opinion Has It Aug 17, 2021 Harold James, et al. consider where the international monetary order is headed, and whether we can muster the cooperation needed to manage the transition.

  15. The US Economy’s Great Adjustment
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    The US Economy’s Great Adjustment

    Opinion Has It Aug 3, 2021 Betsey Stevenson & Elmira Bayrasli consider the pandemic’s impact on the balance of power in the labor market – and whether the shift will hold.

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    American CHIPS Off the Chinese Block

    Anne O. Krueger worries that a new $52 billion subsidy program will undermine competition and innovation in a key industry.
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    The Republican God That Failed

    Nina L. Khrushcheva considers the implications of Liz Cheney’s primary loss for the GOP and American democracy.
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    A Turkish Playbook for Fighting Populism

    Seren Selvin Korkmaz shows how an opposition alliance is threatening President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s autocratic rule.
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    Brexit Britain Confronts Reality

    Chris Patten holds out little hope that political leaders will offer voters an honest assessment of the country’s problems.
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    The Post-Global Economy

    Many argue that the combined effects of the 2008 global financial crisis, the COVID-19 pandemic, Sino-American decoupling, and Russia’s war against Ukraine have dealt an irreversible blow to three decades of open trade and burgeoning supply chains. How should policymakers and businesses respond to the apparent demise of globalization, and what new paradigm might replace it?

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    The New Resilience Paradigm

    Anthea Roberts & Jensen Sass explain why we need a new, post-neoliberal policy paradigm that places resilience at its center.
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    Who Will Establish Metaverse Ethics?

    Josh Entsminger, et al. highlight the urgency of providing oversight before tech companies make self-regulation the norm.
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    The Belarusian Opposition Is Growing Stronger

    Sławomir Sierakowski cites many examples showing that the country’s democracy movement has been adapting and growing quickly.
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    A Bold and Realistic Energy Transition

    Sultan Al Jaber explains why policies aimed at divesting too soon from hydrocarbons will be self-defeating.

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