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Amar Bhidé

Amar Bhidé

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Amar Bhidé, Professor of Health Policy at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, is author of the forthcoming Uncertainty and Enterprise: Venturing Beyond the Known (Oxford University Press).

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  1. The Boring Truth About AI
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    The Boring Truth About AI

    Apr 10, 2024 Amar Bhidé points out that the technology has long been following a typically diffuse and halting pattern of development.

  2. The Selective Sovietization of American Capitalism
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    The Selective Sovietization of American Capitalism

    Dec 31, 2021 Amar Bhidé thinks policymakers have enabled a dangerous – and familiar – misallocation of capital in the real economy.

  3. Why Is Immigration Different from Trade?
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    Why Is Immigration Different from Trade?

    Jan 11, 2019 Amar Bhidé calls for a pragmatic approach to migration that minimizes fears by managing risks.

  4. Corralling the Info-Monopolists
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    Corralling the Info-Monopolists

    May 14, 2018 Amar Bhidé argues that regulators should target data collection, not protection, by companies like Facebook and Google.

  5. Re-Decentralizing the Fed
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    Re-Decentralizing the Fed

    Oct 9, 2013 Amar Bhidé on why US monetary policy should be decentralized.

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    Reckoning With a New Authoritarian Bloc

    Joschka Fischer considers the implications of a northern Asian alliance that exists primarily to challenge American hegemony.
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    Is Europe Too Big for Further Enlargement?

    Ana Palacio warns that even if candidates meet accession criteria, decision-making processes would need to be reformed.
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    The Sino-American Trade War Benefits China’s Competitors

    Arvind Subramanian warns that escalating protectionism, while dangerous, could end up helping developing countries like India.
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    Is the Quad Becoming a Potemkin Alliance?

    Brahma Chellaney fears that US President Joe Biden’s conciliatory approach toward China is undermining Indo-Pacific security.
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    The High Costs of the New US Tariffs on Chinese EVs

    Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg

    Every time one set of protectionist measures against China disappoints, the United States escalates its economic war in the hope that additional restrictions will prove more effective. Yet by slapping massive tariffs on Chinese electric vehicles, America has laid bare its own hypocrisy and economic vulnerabilities.

    laments the Biden administration's embrace of costly, futile efforts to outcompete low-cost rivals.
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    How G7 Leaders Can Unlock Financing for Africa

    William Ruto

    With many African countries trapped in perpetual cycles of debt, financing investment in sustainable development has become increasingly difficult, if not impossible. The situation demands that wealthy countries step up and offer debt relief and cancellation, in addition to more concessional and long-term financing.

    urges wealthy countries to help bring the global financial system into line with the developing world's needs.
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    The Threat of Trumpflation and a Fed War

    J. Bradford DeLong thinks monetary hawks should be more worried about the return of a populist demagogue to the White House.
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    Is China Too Old to Get Rich?

    Yi Fuxian explains why the country’s rising median age is at the root of its current malaise.
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    The Dangerous Retreat into Protectionism

    Carl Bildt warns that nothing good will come from a more deeply fragmented global economy.

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