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Jim O'Neill

Jim O'Neill

Writing for PS since 2008
114 commentaries
4 videos & podcasts

Jim O’Neill, a former chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management and a former UK treasury minister, is a member of the Pan-European Commission on Health and Sustainable Development.

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  1. The World Cup and the World Economy
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    The World Cup and the World Economy

    Nov 21, 2022 Jim O'Neill explains what FIFA's quadrennial tournament reveals about the prospects for emerging-market countries.

  2. China’s Coming Clash with Economic Reality
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    China’s Coming Clash with Economic Reality

    Oct 24, 2022 Jim O'Neill sees no chance of achieving the 2035 growth target unless President Xi Jinping changes course fast.

  3. Pound Foolishness
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    Pound Foolishness

    Sep 29, 2022 Jim O'Neill blames the new UK government's fiscal plan for the British currency's collapse to historic lows.

  4. What Liz Truss Must Do
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    What Liz Truss Must Do

    Sep 6, 2022 Jim O'Neill thinks the incoming prime minister should abandon some campaign promises to address more urgent issues.

  5. Holes in the Recession Story
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    Holes in the Recession Story

    Aug 16, 2022 Jim O'Neill gives four reasons for questioning whether economic forecasters' current pessimism is still justified.

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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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