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Curated by Project Syndicate

Peter Sutherland, 1946-2018

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Peter Sutherland, EU Commissioner, Irish Attorney General, first head of the World Trade Organization, and a long-time contributor to Project Syndicate, has died. Few people believed in the European project more deeply; fewer still fought as hard to improve conditions for refugees; and perhaps no one more fully embodied the vision of globalization as a positive force for humanity.

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    Biden’s Great Tax Rebalancing

    Daron Acemoglu

    US President Joe Biden's plan to overhaul America's outdated and self-defeating corporate-tax structure is as bold as it is necessary. With provisions to level the playing field for workers and end the global race to the bottom, it could revolutionize taxation worldwide, while stemming the increase in US government debt. 

    praises the US administration's corporate tax plan, and explains why its key ingredients matter.
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    China Still Needs Expansionary Economic Policy

    Yu Yongding

    To consolidate its post-pandemic growth momentum in 2021, China should not be in a rush to exit from expansionary fiscal and monetary policy. The government may have to issue more bonds than planned, and the People‚Äôs Bank of China may need to implement quantitative easing to facilitate this. 

    explains why the authorities should not rush to tighten their fiscal and monetary stance.

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