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  • SOCIETY, Globalization

    Barry Eichengreen, "Is globalisation going to unravel?"

    Prospect Magazine - 1 Jun 2018

    The economist who argued two years ago that globalization was too deeply embedded to be reversed is now pondering whether he should reconsider. The short answer: possibly, because the balance between the amount of overall gain to the economy from further globalization looks smaller relative to the amount of compensation that is required to make it work for the losers. He explains in quite some detail why he is particularly worried about the US (reads in 8-9 min).

    Published in Weekly selection 9 June 2018

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  • SOCIETY, Democracies/autocracies, Globalization, PSYCHOLOGY, Human condition

    Philippe Legrain, "Overcoming the Politics of Pessimism"

    Project Syndicate - 31 May 2018

    Nothing is more urgent than to do this! The think-tanker argues that reassuring the majority of voters who are fearful about the future requires ambitious policy solutions to help governments increase the economic pie faster and share it more fairly. Three major changes are required to do so: (1) governments must do more to spur productivity growth; (2) authorities must crack down on value extraction; (3) governments must bolster both opportunity and security (reads in 6-7 min).

    Published in Weekly selection 1 June 2018

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  • SOCIETY, Globalization, Technology, Innovation

    Richard Baldwin, "Globalization at a ‘Holy Cow’ moment"

    Graduate Institute of Geneva - 28 May 2018

    This is a very short piece presented in an unusual format. It makes a fundamental point with far-reaching consequences for decision-makers of all kinds: we are at a juncture (which the economist calls a “Holy Cow moment”) where we tend to under-estimate the impact of technology as well as its speed and how quickly the nature of globalization will change as a result (reads in 2-3 min).

    Published in Weekly selection 1 June 2018

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