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Finance of the Future

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  1. tillemann1_Yuichiro ChinoGetty Images_datasecurity Yuichiro Chino/Getty Images

    What Is Web3 Good For?

    Tomicah Tillemann thinks blockchain technologies could ease the tradeoff between financial privacy and effective law enforcement.
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    Aiding the Digital Revolution in Global Financial Inclusion

    David Malpass

    Expanding people’s access to finance, reducing the cost of digital transactions, and channeling wage payments and social transfers through financial accounts will be vital to mitigating recent economic setbacks in developing countries. Governments and the private sector can help further this transformation in several ways.

    highlights what governments and the private sector can do to build on today’s encouraging trends.
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    Yes, Crypto Still Matters

    Dante Alighieri Disparte thinks blockchain technology is poised for mainstream adoption by both new and incumbent players.
  5. buiter39_Guillaume PayenSOPA ImagesLightRocket via Getty Images_tethercryptocurrency Guillaume Payen/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

    Stablecoins, Riskycoins, and Dodgycoins

    Willem H. Buiter & Anne C. Sibert offer a taxonomy of cryptocurrencies to guide policymakers as they draft new regulations for the industry.
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    Is Crypto in Terminal Decline?

    Some have long argued that private digital money and the technology underpinning it will revolutionize finance in the long term. But with Bitcoin plunging, stablecoins collapsing, and crypto lenders freezing withdrawals, we asked PS commentators whether the industry has a future.

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    What’s the Crypto Regulation Endgame?

    Kenneth Rogoff weighs the possibility of advanced economies instituting a broad-based ban on private digital currencies.
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    Greening the Crypto Revolution

    Marion Laboure presents the options for decarbonizing a notoriously energy-intensive technology and global industry.
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    Regulating the Crypto Wild West

    Raghuram G. Rajan interviewed by Project Syndicate about how financial authorities can reduce digital-asset risk without smothering innovation.

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    Higher Immigration or Higher Interest Rates for America?

    Ricardo Hausmann & Dany Bahar explain why the persistence of Trump-era xenophobia among US policymakers could lead to economic stagnation.
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    Life, Liberty, and Lost Output

    Shang-Jin Wei considers the cost-benefit calculations fueling China’s protests against the government’s zero-COVID policy.
  3. salehiisfahani8_Juan Luis DiazQuality Sport ImagesGetty Images_iran protests world cup Juan Luis Diaz/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

    Iran’s Conservative Tightrope

    Djavad Salehi-Isfahani

    The Islamic Republic has been unable to quell the civil unrest that erupted three months ago, after Mahsa Amini died after being detained for violating hijab rules. While the regime has now abolished the morality police, the protesters have broadened their demands.

    explains why the country’s hardliners may no longer be able to force their will on the public.
  4. zhang58_Kevin FrayerGetty Images_china elite Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

    The State Legacy of China’s Success

    Zhang Jun explains why Western scholars should pay more attention to the crucial role of the state.
  5. santos10_ Ronald PatrickGetty Images_biodiversity colombia Ronald Patrick/Getty Images

    What the COP15 Biodiversity Conference Must Do

    Juan Manuel Santos hopes world leaders will deliver a breakthrough for nature equivalent to the Paris climate agreement.
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    China’s Activist Shortage

    Yi Fuxian argues that decades of strict family-planning policies have effectively precluded a pro-democracy movement.
  7. mcnamee3_ AMY OSBORNEAFP via Getty Images_twitter AMY OSBORNE/AFP via Getty Images

    Disrupting the Disruptors

    Roger McNamee considers what new economic conditions mean for an industry whose growth (and misbehavior) defined an era.
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    When Voters Become Fans

    Kaushik Basu thinks deepening polarization has given the lie to a longstanding assumption about electoral politics.
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    Africa’s Responsibility to Protect Biodiversity

    Hailemariam Desalegn urges the continent’s leaders to unite behind a shared conservation agenda, beginning at COP15.

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