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Central Banks in the Firing Line

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As recession takes hold in Europe, the US recovery falters, and emerging-market growth weakens, central bankers - especially at the Fed and ECB - are being pressed into action to shore up the global economy. But whether they can foster sustainable recovery – and, if so, how – is a matter of intense debate. Project Syndicate's economists consider the options.

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    Boris’s Big Lie

    Guy Verhofstadt

    While Boris Johnson, the likely successor to British Prime Minister Theresa May, takes his country down a path of diminished trade, the European Union is negotiating one of the largest free-trade agreements in the world. One really has to wonder what the "buccaneering" Brexiteers have to complain about.

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