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George Soros

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George Soros is Chairman of Soros Fund Management and the Open Society Foundations. A pioneer of the hedge-fund industry, he is the author of many books, including The Alchemy of Finance, The New Paradigm for Financial Markets: The Credit Crisis of 2008 and What it Means, and The Tragedy of the European Union: Disintegration or Revival? His most recent book is In Defense of Open Society (Public Affairs, 2019). 

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  1. US Democracy Under Concerted Attack
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    US Democracy Under Concerted Attack

    Jul 4, 2022 George Soros fears that the radicalization of the US Supreme Court is part of a larger plan to create a repressive regime.

  2. The Fight of Our Lives
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    The Fight of Our Lives

    May 24, 2022 George Soros frames the war in Ukraine as the latest battle for open-society ideals – one that implicates China as well.

  3. Vladimir Putin and the Risk of World War III
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    Vladimir Putin and the Risk of World War III

    Mar 11, 2022 George Soros warns that, after misreading the situation in Ukraine, Russia's leader seems to know no limits.

  4. China's Challenges
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    China's Challenges

    Jan 31, 2022 George Soros argues that even as President Xi Jinping threatens open societies, he faces growing problems at home.

  5. The Costs of Merkel’s Surrender to Hungarian and Polish Extortion
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    The Costs of Merkel’s Surrender to Hungarian and Polish Extortion

    Dec 10, 2020 George Soros warns that the German chancellor's compromise on the rule of law will dent hard-won confidence in the EU.

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    Resentment on the Western Front

    Sławomir Sierakowski thinks the Polish public needs a more open and honest conversation about refugees before resentment spirals.
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    Crypto’s Well-Worn Path to Crisis

    Xavier Vives writes that, despite the novelty of the assets, the narrative of FTX’s collapse was established long ago.
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    The Unavoidable Crash

    Nouriel Roubini anticipates a stagflationary debt crisis, owing to a dangerous combination of inflation and over-borrowing.
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    War Over Taiwan?

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr. considers whether a deterrence arrangement that has worked for 50 years is still sufficient.
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    The Contested Fed

    James Livingston

    By all accounts, central banks – particularly the Fed, because the dollar is still the world’s dominant currency – already act as investment authorities. But their recent bailouts have exacerbated economic inequality, and have done little or nothing to address climate change.

    reviews three books that, each in its own way, reveal a central truth about the world’s leading central bank.
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    The Economics of Mainstreaming Climate Action

    Jean Pisani-Ferry & Selma Mahfouz identify the risks and short-term costs associated with the energy transition over the next decade.
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    Killing Twitter

    Antara Haldar explains what Elon Musk fundamentally misunderstands about the platform – and about free speech.
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    The Napoleons of Big Tech

    Bill Emmott

    Recent events in the technology sector suggest that investors and lenders should be demanding a premium to cover the risk that a star entrepreneur will become an egomaniacal dictator. With each business cycle, it seems, old lessons must be relearned.

    sees in the industry’s harsh reckoning this year lessons that apparently can’t be learned often enough.
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    The Crypto Emperor’s New Clothes

    The collapse of several crypto platforms this year – including the spectacular crash of the second-largest cryptocurrency exchange, FTX – has raised fundamental questions about the credibility of a digital innovation once hailed as the key to democratizing finance. Has crypto finally been exposed as a scam, or will a new, stronger crypto industry emerge from the current turmoil?

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