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Jim O'Neill

Jim O'Neill

Writing for PS since 2008
120 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. Sell in May and Go Away?
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    Sell in May and Go Away?

    May 16, 2023 Jim O'Neill thinks the financial forecast remains cloudy with a chance of renewed inflationary pressures.

  2. A BRICS Threat to the Dollar?
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    A BRICS Threat to the Dollar?

    Apr 13, 2023 Jim O'Neill thinks renewed speculation about alternative currency arrangements is generally misplaced.

  3. The Inflation Picture Gets Murkier
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    The Inflation Picture Gets Murkier

    Mar 9, 2023 Jim O'Neill parses recent economic indicators to consider whether a soft landing is still possible.

  4. Could These Two Trends Save Britain?
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    Could These Two Trends Save Britain?

    Feb 7, 2023 Jim O'Neill sees a pair of economic developments that could deliver a welcome surprise – if policymakers pay attention.

  5. A Better Year for Stock Markets?
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    A Better Year for Stock Markets?

    Jan 13, 2023 Jim O'Neill homes in on some new reasons to believe that equity prices will bounce back in 2023.

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    Anti-Semitism and Intersectionality

    Slavoj Žižek

    The European Jewish Association’s recent insistence on the exceptional nature of anti-Semitism raises important questions about the nature of privilege and oppression in contemporary societies. The risk is that the EJA’s conceptual framework could all too easily reproduce the very bigotry it seeks to oppose.

    sees problems with efforts to treat hatred toward Jews separately from other forms of bigotry.
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    Not Buying Central Banks’ Favorite Excuse

    Raghuram G. Rajan shows why monetary policymakers must bear some of the blame for the latest banking-sector turmoil.
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    The Lost Liberal Legal Imagination

    Nicholas Reed Langen considers the complicated legacy of a progressive jurist whom conservatives now champion.
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    Saved by the Pandemic?

    Scott Fulford explains why its successful COVID-19 stimulus could help the US forge a path to financial stability for all.
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    How Much Work Is Enough?

    Anne-Marie Slaughter & Autumn McDonald explain how the pandemic raised new questions – and some very old ones – for employers and employees.
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    How the Far Left Paves the Way for the Far Right

    Andrés Velasco

    In October 2022, Chileans elected a far-left constitutional convention which produced a text so bizarrely radical that nearly two-thirds of voters rejected it. Now Chileans have elected a new Constitutional Council and put a far-right party in the driver’s seat.

    blames Chilean President Gabriel Boric's coalition for the rapid rise of far right populist José Antonio Kast.
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    Creeping Toward Dystopia

    Robert Skidelsky worries that even elected governments will appropriate emerging technologies in the name of national security.
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    The Climate Loss and Damage Fund Is Coming

    Sameh Shoukry assesses recent efforts to implement a crucial initiative agreed at last year’s UN Climate Change Conference.
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    China’s Youth Unemployment Problem

    Nancy Qian warns that diminishing opportunities for new graduates will have profound long-run macroeconomic implications.

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