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October 24 2014

From Project Syndicate RSS-Feed Fri Oct 24 2014, 08:50:00

The late economist Ronald McKinnon argued that China and the US, by working together, could alleviate financial repression and enhance global monetary stability. Unfortunately, this advice is not popular among US economists and policymakers, who prefer the short-term political advantages afforded to them by free-market rhetoric.

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From Project Syndicate RSS-Feed Fri Oct 24 2014, 07:20:01

The Ukraine crisis has shattered key Western assumptions about Russia, and many analysts and policymakers have fallen back on the belief that Russian President Vladimir Putin must be acting irrationally. But it is Western assumptions that need to be questioned.

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October 23 2014

From Project Syndicate RSS-Feed Thu Oct 23 2014, 13:20:04

The Ebola outbreak that has wreaked havoc in West Africa is stoking fears of an uncontrollable pandemic, though developed countries - and most developing countries - have little to fear. India, however, could be in serious danger.

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From Project Syndicate RSS-Feed Thu Oct 23 2014, 12:30:18

The fulfillment of policy rules in the eurozone appears to be impossible without growth, but growth appears to be impossible without breaking the rules. With all of the rules pointing toward recession, how can Europe boost recovery?

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From Project Syndicate RSS-Feed Thu Oct 23 2014, 12:00:21

Both neo-Keynesians and supply-siders have tried and failed to overcome the high-income economies' persistently weak performance in recent years. It is time for a new approach, one based on sustainable, investment-led growth.

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From Project Syndicate RSS-Feed Thu Oct 23 2014, 10:30:10

The World Trade Organization's director-general, Roberto Azevêdo, has called for an urgent shakeup of his institution, and one of the main reform proposals is to abandon consensus-based decision-making. That might boost efficiency, but it could jeopardize one of the WTO's greatest assets: its legitimacy.

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From Project Syndicate RSS-Feed Thu Oct 23 2014, 07:20:01

If macroeconomic indicators are to be believed, Egypt's economic growth has ground almost to a halt over the past three years. Worse, however, the past three decades attest to the failure of conventional macroeconomics to guide policymakers in managing development.

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From Project Syndicate RSS-Feed Thu Oct 23 2014, 06:20:01

This year's Nobel Peace Prize, honoring the girls' education campaigner Malala Yousafzai and children's rights activist Kailash Satyarthi, recognized a global children's civil-rights struggle. But the sad fact is that children are doing more than adults to fight for their own rights.

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October 22 2014

From Project Syndicate RSS-Feed Wed Oct 22 2014, 14:50:15

The typical approach when seeking to finalize an agreement aimed at reducing trade barriers is to ask for less, not more, from those on the other side of the table. But the Trans-Pacific Partnership is different: It will work only if the US insists that participating countries do not engage in currency manipulation.

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From Project Syndicate RSS-Feed Wed Oct 22 2014, 11:30:08

The massive protests that have roiled Hong Kong in recent weeks are ostensibly demands for more democracy. But they actually reflect frustration among a population that has been poorly governed by a succession of leaders picked by China's central government more for their loyalty than their competence.

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