Nov 3, 2022
Geopolitics Is the Biggest Threat to Globalization
The consequences of a great power rupture may be even worse now than during the cold war
Oct 12, 2022
Disease and War Are Shaping Our Economy
It was not familiar economic forces that caused the upheavals of recent years, but Covid and the war in Ukraine. This reminds us that the most destructive forces we know are...
Oct 5, 2022
Xi Jinping's Third Term Is a Tragic Error
Xi Jinping will shortly be confirmed for a third term as general secretary of the Communist party and head of the military. So, is his achievement of such unchallengeable power good...
Sep 1, 2022
Tough Economic Times Lie Ahead
Central banks are determined to bring inflation back under control. This was the message from Jay Powell, chair of the Federal Reserve, and Isabel Schnabel, an influential member of...
Jun 15, 2022
Policy Errors of the 1970s Echo in Our Times
Vast debts make the world economy more fragile than it was over 40 years ago.
Jun 1, 2022
12 Propositions on the State of the World
Global leaders face formidable challenges, from dizzying technological progress and geopolitical tension to climate change
May 18, 2022
Johnson Must Embrace the Brexit He Made
The row over Northern Ireland risks a deeper decline in UK trade in response to threats of violence from a tiny minority
Mar 16, 2022
Russia's War Will Remake the World
A new world is being born. The hope for peaceful relations is fading. Instead, we have Russia’s war on Ukraine, threats of nuclear Armageddon, a mobilised west, an alliance of...
Mar 2, 2022
Putin Has Reignited the Conflict Between Democracy and Tyranny
A war of choice on the children of a peaceful democracy is not an action we can allow ourselves to forget
Feb 23, 2022
The Monetarist Dog Has Its Day
After an exceptional monetary expansion in 2020, we are surely seeing this. I noted the possibility in May that year. Tim Congdon, a well-known monetarist, had argued this before me....
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