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This year marks 25 years of Project Syndicate. That’s 25 years of authoritative insight into topics in the news and the issues driving them. To mark the occasion, we bring you PS 25, a celebration of 25 years of the world’s smartest opinion page. Through the end of the year, we will delve into our archive to select 25 of our hardest-hitting commentaries of the past quarter-century. Join us in recognizing the contributions of the renowned political leaders, policymakers, and scholars who have made Project Syndicate what it is – and get an unparalleled view of the key events, challenges, and trends that shaped a generation.

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  1. Renewing Europe
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    Renewing Europe

    Mar 4, 2019 Emmanuel Macron calls on EU citizens to focus on three goals ahead of the critical European Parliament election in May.

  2. How Inequality Undermines Economic Performance
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    How Inequality Undermines Economic Performance

    Dec 26, 2018 Michael Spence explains why non-inclusive growth patterns are inherently unsustainable.

  3. Apocalypse Trump
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    Apocalypse Trump

    Dec 24, 2018 Elizabeth Drew thinks the US president’s behavior has triggered a sense that America is spinning out of control.

  4. West Africa’s Failed War on Drugs
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    West Africa’s Failed War on Drugs

    Sep 24, 2018 Olusegun Obasanjo urges regional leaders to muster the political will to decriminalize the use of narcotics.

  5. Social Media’s Junkies and Dealers
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    Social Media’s Junkies and Dealers

    Jan 25, 2018 Roger McNamee calls for stronger action to rein in the power of Internet platform monopolies.

  6. Venezuela’s Struggle for Freedom
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    Venezuela’s Struggle for Freedom

    Dec 21, 2017 María Corina Machado calls for unambiguous international support to help arrest a dangerous slide toward despotism.

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    How to Build the European Political Community

    Jean Pisani-Ferry & Daniela Schwarzer urge those attending the EU's upcoming Prague summit to establish ambitious goals and a long-term timetable.
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    A Shocking Ten Days for the UK

    Mohamed A. El-Erian

    Recent policy decisions in the United Kingdom have jeopardized the country’s economic well-being and financial stability, with the most vulnerable segments of the population facing the greatest risks. But with rapid and coordinated action, policymakers can still change course.

    explains what policymakers must do to avoid further financial and economic upheaval.
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    Megan Greene and Hindou Ibrahim

    Oct 3, 2022

    Megan Greene is a senior fellow at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government at Harvard Kennedy School and a member of the Regenerative Crisis Response Committee.

    Hindou Ibrahim is Founder and President of the Association for Indigenous Women and Peoples of Chad and Co-Chair of the International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change.

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    The Stagflationary Debt Crisis Is Here

    Nouriel Roubini

    The Great Moderation has given way to the Great Stagflation, which will be characterized by instability and a confluence of slow-motion negative supply shocks. US and global equities are already back in a bear market, and the scale of the crisis that awaits has not even been fully priced in yet.

    sees the latest market turmoil as a long-anticipated reckoning for bad policies and negative supply shocks.
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    The Cold War Is Back

    Joschka Fischer explains what the new Russian military and nuclear threat means for the European Union.
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    Putin Escalates, Europe Hesitates

    Simon Johnson urges European leaders to take three steps to counter Russia's illegal annexation of Ukrainian territory.
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    PS Events: Investing in Health for All

    PS editors present the Investing in Health for All event.
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    The ECB Has Been Driving EU Inflation

    Hans-Werner Sinn explains how the European Central Bank has contributed to soaring prices, including for energy.
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    The Populist Climate Threat

    Izabella Teixeira, et al. warn that right-wing nationalists and other political opportunists could normalize inaction.

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