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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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    PS Events: Investing in Health for All 

    Don't miss what Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Werner Hoyer, Sandra Gallina, Marie-Ange Saraka-Yao, and more had to say at our latest virtual event, Investing in Health for All. Click here to watch.

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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.

  7. rogoff223_MARVIN RECINOSAFP via Getty Images_bitcoinelsalvador Marvin Recinos/AFP via Getty Images

    What’s the Crypto Regulation Endgame?

    Kenneth Rogoff weighs the possibility of advanced economies instituting a broad-based ban on private digital currencies.
  8. op_laboure1_LARS HAGBERGAFP via Getty Images_cryptomining Lars Hagberg/AFP via Getty Images

    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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    Is Putin in Peril?

    From alternate-reality annexations to fresh nuclear threats, Russian President Vladimir Putin seems more desperate than ever to project an image of strength after a string of battlefield defeats. As Ukrainian forces advance on Russian-occupied territories and hundreds of thousands of draft-age Russian men flee the Kremlin’s “partial mobilization,” we asked PS commentators to assess his prospects.

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    Liz Truss’s Backward Vision of the Future

    Diane Coyle argues that the new UK government will never cure what ails the British economy by living in the past.
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    The State Is Taking Back Energy

    Nick Butler sees increased government intervention in the sector as necessary but too often suboptimal.
  4. gros167_John KeebleGetty Images_bankofengland John Keeble/Getty Images

    The Stabilizing Effect of Inflation

    Daniel Gros explains why, despite the disruptions caused by monetary tightening, a financial crisis is unlikely.
  5. marin21_Steffen KuglerBundesregierung via Getty Image_scholzgermanymilitary Steffen Kugler/Bundesregierung via Getty Images

    Germany’s Emerging War Economy

    Dalia Marin outlines how the country can transform its economy and help Europe achieve strategic autonomy.
  6. kawamoto4_Eugene Hoshiko - PoolGetty Images_fumio kishida Eugene Hoshiko - Pool/Getty Images

    Japan’s Post-Abe Trust Crisis

    Akira Kawamoto explains how Fumio Kishida’s embattled government can regain public confidence and boost economic growth.
  7. wei51_DANIEL LEALAFP via Getty Images_bankofengland Daniel Leal/AFP via Getty Images

    Liz Truss vs. the Bank of England

    Shang-Jin Wei explains how UK policymakers can prevent a financial crisis by helping pensioners and homeowners.
  8. zhang57_ HECTOR RETAMALAFP via Getty Images_shanghailockdowncovid Hector Retamal/AFP via Getty Images

    What’s Happened to China’s Economy?

    Zhang Jun worries that weakened incentives for local-government policy innovation are undermining dynamism and growth.
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    Women, Life, Freedom, and the Left

    Slavoj Žižek

    Four recent global news stories have revealed the varieties of women’s empowerment, showing how the politics of sex and gender can either challenge or reinforce existing power structures. For Western liberals, understanding these dynamics will be crucial to beating back the new right.

    shows how four recent news events highlight the failings of Western progressives to counter the far right.

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