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Anti-Globalization Goes Global

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From America to Europe and beyond, populists like Donald Trump, Marine Le Pen, and Britain’s “Brexiteers” have been lifted by a wave of resentment against free-trade deals, immigration, and remote, supposedly out-of-touch elites. Can political leaders acknowledge and address the real shortcomings of a system that has lifted unprecedented numbers of people out of poverty, without pandering to economic quackery?

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    Realizing Africa’s Sustainable Energy Future

    Michael R. Bloomberg & Damilola Ogunbiyi

    Without international support, including investment at scale, African countries will not be able to expand energy access to all and still reach their climate goals. The alternative – an increased reliance on coal – would have devastating consequences.

    urge the international community to step up its support for the continent’s green transition.
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    The IMF Is Still Behind the Times on Capital Controls

    Joseph E. Stiglitz & Jonathan D. Ostry

    Although the International Monetary Fund’s newly revised policy framework on capital controls makes some improvements on what came before, it is still likely to do more harm than good. Real-world experience and advances in economic theory have shown that the IMF’s suspicions about such policies are misplaced.

    thinks the Fund’s revised policy framework is better than the previous one, but still flawed.
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