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The State of Corruption

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In today’s major emerging countries, corruption is undermining economic performance, weakening political stability, and even endangering national security. But at what point is the cure – such as the massive purge launched by President Xi Jinping in China – worse than the disease?

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Avoiding a Climate Lockdown

Mariana Mazzucato

The world is approaching a tipping point on climate change, when protecting the future of civilization will require dramatic interventions. Avoiding this scenario will require a green economic transformation – and thus a radical overhaul of corporate governance, finance, policy, and energy systems. 

sees no alternative to a radical overhaul of corporate governance, finance, policy, and energy systems.
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    Returning to Multilateralism

    Ban Ki-moon For 75 years, the United Nations has provided an imperfect but unrivaled global forum for advancing peace, prosperity, and human rights, standing as a bulwark against another world war. But the COVID-19 pandemic presents the world's premier multilateral body with its biggest challenge yet.  urges leaders gathering virtually for the UN General Assembly to recommit to global cooperation.
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