Curated collections of commentaries not just on topics in the news, but also on the deeper issues driving the news.
PS congratulates Carmen M. Reinhart, a contributor since 2014, on her appointment to serve as the World Bank's vice president and chief economist.
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As the COVID-19 crisis escalates, PS commentators assess its implications for the economy, propose policy responses, and consider what might – and sho… read more
The biggest cloud hanging over the world economy is the incipient trade war with China launched by US President Donald Trump. But with America’s closes… read more
Much has been written about Big Data, artificial intelligence, and automation. The Fourth Industrial Revolution will have far-reaching implications fo… read more
Today’s media landscape is littered with landmines: open hostility by US President Donald Trump, mounting censorship in countries such as Hungary, Turkey, a… read more
Efforts to combat climate change through sustainable development are as complex as they are important for the future of humanity. With US President Donald T… read more
PS congratulates Christine Lagarde, a contributor since 2009, on her nomination to serve as president of the European Central Bank. In this collection… read more
Martin Feldstein, a professor of economics at Harvard, a former chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, and a monthly Project Syndic… read more
After the election of President Emmanuel Macron in France and the return of a centrist grand coalition government in Germany, many hoped that the Franco-German ax… read more
Education does not benefit only its recipients; it has a profound impact on national economic outcomes. Poor educational performance may be a determin… read more
At the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly this year, the Sustainable Development Goals for 2030 and global public health are among the top issu… read more
Kofi A. Annan, Secretary General of the United Nations (1997-2006) and a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, was one of the greatest diplomats of our time. Un… read more