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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. Can Democracy Survive the Polycrisis?
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    Can Democracy Survive the Polycrisis?

    Jun 6, 2023 George Soros calls attention to the growing challenges posed by AI, climate change, and the war in Ukraine.

  2. Updating My Munich Predictions
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    Updating My Munich Predictions

    Mar 16, 2023 George Soros sees more reason to be pessimistic about climate change, and more reason to be optimistic about Ukraine.

  3. Global Warming, Hot Wars, Closed Societies
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    Global Warming, Hot Wars, Closed Societies

    Feb 16, 2023 George Soros sees a fight for global domination playing out against a backdrop of existential risk to human civilization.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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    Carbon Credits Hold the Key to Combating Deforestation

    Roselyn Fosuah Adjei explains how nature-based offsets could help reduce emissions and benefit local communities.
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    Alexei Navalny Did Not Die for Nothing

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    The Russian opposition leader faced a dilemma that all dissenters in authoritarian states must grapple with: live in exile and fade into obscurity, or confront an oppressive regime and risk imprisonment and torture. Navalny’s choice – and the price he paid for making it – will inspire dissidents for generations to come.

    highlights the crucial role of political martyrs in inspiring resistance to oppressive regimes.
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    The Submergence of Emerging Markets

    Andrés Velasco worries that major middle-income economies are facing a prolonged slowdown, jeopardizing global convergence.
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    How AI Could Reshape Medicine

    Junaid Nabi highlights the new technology’s potential to transform how we diagnose, treat, and prevent diseases.
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    Making Bretton Woods Work for Africa

    Hippolyte Fofack envisions a reformed global financial architecture that provides equal access to long-term patient capital.
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    Making Sense of Society

    Michael Spence considers why a healthy civil society is crucial to good governance and inclusive prosperity.
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    Shock Therapy Killed Navalny

    Antara Haldar argues that while Vladimir Putin bears responsibility, so do the economic policies that put him in power.
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    Putin’s Silk Road Around Sanctions

    Robin Brooks & Simon Johnson urge Europe and the G7 to stop the re-export of Western goods to Russia from Central Asia and the Caucasus.
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    To Fight Climate Change, End Fossil-Fuel Subsidies

    Günther Thallinger & Ludovic Subran urge policymakers to recognize the true costs of a policy that harms the planet and does not help the poor.

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