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Laura Tyson

Laura Tyson

Writing for PS since 2012
111 commentaries
1 videos & podcasts

Laura Tyson, a former chair of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers during the Clinton administration, is a professor at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, and a member of the Board of Advisers at Angeleno Group.

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  1. What a Republican US Congress Would Mean
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    What a Republican US Congress Would Mean

    Nov 3, 2022 Laura Tyson & Teresa Ghilarducci warn that a GOP midterm victory would reduce Americans’ living standards and threaten their democracy.

  2. Progressive Federalism to Combat Judicial Extremism
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    Progressive Federalism to Combat Judicial Extremism

    Aug 19, 2022 Laura Tyson & Lenny Mendonca show how state governments can fend off the Supreme Court’s assault on citizens’ interests and rights.

  3. A Requiem for Women’s Rights in America
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    A Requiem for Women’s Rights in America

    Jul 12, 2022 Laura Tyson surveys the damage the Supreme Court has wrought with its ruling overturning Roe v. Wade.

  4. Women’s Rights and Childhood Poverty
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    Women’s Rights and Childhood Poverty

    May 27, 2022 Laura Tyson & Lenny Mendonca think it will fall to progressive US states to mitigate the impact of harsh new abortion restrictions.

  5. Public-Private Decarbonization
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    Public-Private Decarbonization

    Apr 22, 2022 Laura Tyson & Daniel Weiss show why climate-change mitigation will depend on coordination between governments and industries.

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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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