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The COVID-19 Crisis

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    No Easy Exit from Zero-COVID

    S. Alex Yang & Angela Huyue Zhang propose a strategy for loosening China's pandemic restrictions without triggering a nationwide health crisis.
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    The World Is Still Failing at Pandemic Preparedness and Response

    Mariana Mazzucato & Alan Donnelly worry that health investment is being crowded out despite its centrality to all other development goals.
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    Making the Most of Africa’s Pandemic Dividend

    Ebere Okereke & Adam Bradshaw show how investments to combat COVID-19 can strengthen countries’ ability to respond to future health crises.
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    Health Solidarity Is Health Security

    Ifeanyi M. Nsofor highlights the importance of combating nationalist parochialism in eradicating infectious diseases.
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    India’s Self-Inflicted Economic Catastrophe

    Jayati Ghosh highlights the colossal economic damage caused by the central government’s response to COVID-19.
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    Is the Benefit of China’s Zero-COVID Policy Worth the Cost?

    Shang-Jin Wei analyzes the evidence and finds some justification for the country’s severe restrictions.
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    Preparing for the Next Global Catastrophe

    José Manuel Barroso explains why global leaders must focus on creating equitable response mechanisms ahead of the next crisis.
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    Failing the Pandemic Preparedness Test

    Mariana Mazzucato thinks the international community is falling woefully short on averting future global health crises.
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    Resentment on the Western Front

    Sławomir Sierakowski thinks the Polish public needs a more open and honest conversation about refugees before resentment spirals.
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    Crypto’s Well-Worn Path to Crisis

    Xavier Vives writes that, despite the novelty of the assets, the narrative of FTX’s collapse was established long ago.
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    The Unavoidable Crash

    Nouriel Roubini anticipates a stagflationary debt crisis, owing to a dangerous combination of inflation and over-borrowing.
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    War Over Taiwan?

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr. considers whether a deterrence arrangement that has worked for 50 years is still sufficient.
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    The Contested Fed

    James Livingston

    By all accounts, central banks – particularly the Fed, because the dollar is still the world’s dominant currency – already act as investment authorities. But their recent bailouts have exacerbated economic inequality, and have done little or nothing to address climate change.

    reviews three books that, each in its own way, reveal a central truth about the world’s leading central bank.
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    The Economics of Mainstreaming Climate Action

    Jean Pisani-Ferry & Selma Mahfouz identify the risks and short-term costs associated with the energy transition over the next decade.
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    Killing Twitter

    Antara Haldar explains what Elon Musk fundamentally misunderstands about the platform – and about free speech.
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    The Napoleons of Big Tech

    Bill Emmott

    Recent events in the technology sector suggest that investors and lenders should be demanding a premium to cover the risk that a star entrepreneur will become an egomaniacal dictator. With each business cycle, it seems, old lessons must be relearned.

    sees in the industry’s harsh reckoning this year lessons that apparently can’t be learned often enough.
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    The Crypto Emperor’s New Clothes

    The collapse of several crypto platforms this year – including the spectacular crash of the second-largest cryptocurrency exchange, FTX – has raised fundamental questions about the credibility of a digital innovation once hailed as the key to democratizing finance. Has crypto finally been exposed as a scam, or will a new, stronger crypto industry emerge from the current turmoil?

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