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John  B. Taylor

John B. Taylor

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John B. Taylor, a former under-secretary of the US Treasury (2001-05), is Professor of Economics at Stanford University and a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution. He is the author of Global Financial Warriors and co-author (with George P. Shultz) of Choose Economic Freedom.

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  1. The Fed’s State of Exception
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    The Fed’s State of Exception

    Aug 12, 2021 John B. Taylor warns that the central bank’s deviation from monetary-policy rules can’t last indefinitely.

  2. Is the Fed Getting Burned Again?
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    Is the Fed Getting Burned Again?

    Jun 25, 2021 John B. Taylor worries that monetary policymakers have forgotten the lessons of the 1970s and 1980s.

  3. The Stimulus Didn’t Work, Again
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    The Stimulus Didn’t Work, Again

    Jun 2, 2021 John B. Taylor shows that a year of economic impact payments had no meaningful impact on household consumption.

  4. America’s Excessive Government Spending Must Stop
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    America’s Excessive Government Spending Must Stop

    Feb 23, 2021 George P. Shultz, et al. argue that US policymakers' fiscal recklessness is creating grave economic and national-security risks.

  5. The Stampede from Silicon Valley
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    The Stampede from Silicon Valley

    Dec 28, 2020 John B. Taylor explains how California policymakers can reverse the growing stampede of tech firms out of the state.

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    Is the Quad Becoming a Potemkin Alliance?

    Brahma Chellaney fears that US President Joe Biden’s conciliatory approach toward China is undermining Indo-Pacific security.
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    The High Costs of the New US Tariffs on Chinese EVs

    Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg

    Every time one set of protectionist measures against China disappoints, the United States escalates its economic war in the hope that additional restrictions will prove more effective. Yet by slapping massive tariffs on Chinese electric vehicles, America has laid bare its own hypocrisy and economic vulnerabilities.

    laments the Biden administration's embrace of costly, futile efforts to outcompete low-cost rivals.
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    How G7 Leaders Can Unlock Financing for Africa

    William Ruto

    With many African countries trapped in perpetual cycles of debt, financing investment in sustainable development has become increasingly difficult, if not impossible. The situation demands that wealthy countries step up and offer debt relief and cancellation, in addition to more concessional and long-term financing.

    urges wealthy countries to help bring the global financial system into line with the developing world's needs.
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    The Threat of Trumpflation and a Fed War

    J. Bradford DeLong thinks monetary hawks should be more worried about the return of a populist demagogue to the White House.
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    Is China Too Old to Get Rich?

    Yi Fuxian explains why the country’s rising median age is at the root of its current malaise.
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    The Dangerous Retreat into Protectionism

    Carl Bildt warns that nothing good will come from a more deeply fragmented global economy.
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    The Case for Ukraine’s NATO Accession

    Yuriy Gorodnichenko & Ilona Sologoub explain why giving in to the Kremlin’s nuclear blackmail could push the alliance into a death spiral.
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    Don’t Believe the AI Hype

    Daron Acemoglu finds nothing to support widely cited assessments of the technology’s near-term potential.
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    What the China Pessimists Are Getting Wrong

    Yu Yongding rejects gloomy narratives about the economy’s prospects and proposes ways to revive growth.

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