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Harold James

Harold James

Writing for PS since 2001
186 commentaries
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Harold James is Professor of History and International Affairs at Princeton University. A specialist on German economic history and on globalization, he is a co-author of The Euro and The Battle of Ideas, and the author of The Creation and Destruction of Value: The Globalization Cycle, Krupp: A History of the Legendary German FirmMaking the European Monetary Union, and the forthcoming The War of Words.

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    Good Inflation

    Jun 2, 2021 Harold James thinks today's price trends are sending a clear and necessary message to consumers and policymakers alike.

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    Are Central Banks to Blame for Rising Inequality?

    Kenneth Rogoff

    The view that central-bank interest-rate policy can and should be the main driving force behind greater income equality is stupefyingly naive, no matter how often it is stated. Central banks can do more to address the inequality problem, but they cannot do everything.

    argues that monetary policy did not cause, and largely cannot mitigate, increasing income and wealth disparities.
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    Biden's Neo-Populist Economic Doctrine

    Nouriel Roubini

    Within the space of just half a year, US President Joe Biden has completed a necessary economic-policy regime shift that started chaotically under his predecessor. But while the Biden administration has a much better handle on the issues, that doesn't mean the new dispensation will be without risk.

    thinks the US administration has completed a necessary policy regime change that began under Donald Trump.

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