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Luigi Zingales

Luigi Zingales

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Luigi Zingales, Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago, is Co-Host of the podcast Capitalisn’t.

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  1. Burying the Laissez-Faire Zombie
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    Burying the Laissez-Faire Zombie

    Dec 15, 2021 Luigi Zingales argues that the state-market dichotomy is a post-feudal relic that has come to serve vested interests.

  2. Democracy Before ESG
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    Democracy Before ESG

    Oct 28, 2021 Luigi Zingales thinks that opposition to corporate dark money should be the first principle of responsible investing.

  3. Don't Break Up Social Media, Bifurcate It
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    Don't Break Up Social Media, Bifurcate It

    Aug 31, 2021 Luigi Zingales thinks the digital networking infrastructure should be separated from platforms’ editorial function.

  4. The Political Lessons of COVID-19
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    The Political Lessons of COVID-19

    Aug 6, 2021 Luigi Zingales thinks the pandemic highlights the need to develop an effective system of global governance.

  5. Attack of the COVID Zombies
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    Attack of the COVID Zombies

    Jul 2, 2021 Luigi Zingales proposes a worker-centered scheme to separate healthy firms from the walking dead.

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    Carbon Credits Hold the Key to Combating Deforestation

    Roselyn Fosuah Adjei explains how nature-based offsets could help reduce emissions and benefit local communities.
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    Alexei Navalny Did Not Die for Nothing

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    The Russian opposition leader faced a dilemma that all dissenters in authoritarian states must grapple with: live in exile and fade into obscurity, or confront an oppressive regime and risk imprisonment and torture. Navalny’s choice – and the price he paid for making it – will inspire dissidents for generations to come.

    highlights the crucial role of political martyrs in inspiring resistance to oppressive regimes.
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    The Submergence of Emerging Markets

    Andrés Velasco worries that major middle-income economies are facing a prolonged slowdown, jeopardizing global convergence.
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    How AI Could Reshape Medicine

    Junaid Nabi highlights the new technology’s potential to transform how we diagnose, treat, and prevent diseases.
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    Making Bretton Woods Work for Africa

    Hippolyte Fofack envisions a reformed global financial architecture that provides equal access to long-term patient capital.
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    Making Sense of Society

    Michael Spence considers why a healthy civil society is crucial to good governance and inclusive prosperity.
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    Shock Therapy Killed Navalny

    Antara Haldar argues that while Vladimir Putin bears responsibility, so do the economic policies that put him in power.
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    Putin’s Silk Road Around Sanctions

    Robin Brooks & Simon Johnson urge Europe and the G7 to stop the re-export of Western goods to Russia from Central Asia and the Caucasus.
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    To Fight Climate Change, End Fossil-Fuel Subsidies

    Günther Thallinger & Ludovic Subran urge policymakers to recognize the true costs of a policy that harms the planet and does not help the poor.

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