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Paul J. Zak

Paul J. Zak

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Paul J. Zak, a fellow at the Gruter Institute and director of Claremont Graduate University's Center for Neuroeconomics Studies, is editor of Moral Markets: The Critical Role of Values in the Economy.

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  1. Capitalism’s Moral Bastards

    Capitalism’s Moral Bastards

    Nov 7, 2006 Paul J. Zak

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    Making the Most of Africa’s Strategic Green Minerals

    Marit Kitaw explains how the continent can move beyond resource extraction to build green industry.
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    America Must Join Europe’s Climate Club

    Gary Yohe & Roger Kuhns urge US policymakers to create a carbon-pricing policy in line with the bloc’s emissions-reduction plan.
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    Measuring Corruption in China

    Yongheng Deng & Shang-Jin Wei outline a novel approach to assessing the extent and scope of the country's graft problem.
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    To Protect Democracy, Revive Local Journalism

    Laura Tyson & Lenny Mendonca identify promising new models and philanthropic initiatives geared toward supporting independent media.
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    How to Achieve Universal Cancer Care

    Sonali Johnson urges governments worldwide to include the disease in national health-insurance schemes.
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    What Climate Finance Needs

    Nouriel Roubini & Reza Bundy

    To prevent catastrophic climate change and accelerate the global transition to a net-zero economy, policymakers and asset owners urgently need to rethink how we channel capital at scale. The key is to develop new financial instruments that are profitable, liquid, and easily accessible to savers and investors globally.

    explain what it will take to channel private capital and savings toward sustainable development.
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    Down on the Biden Economy

    James K. Galbraith

    Whatever stories Americans are told about the strength of the economy under President Joe Biden, they are not going to be persuaded to look past the issue of their own living standards. For most Americans, these have declined somewhat as price increases have outpaced wage growth.

    thinks the failure of wages to keep up with inflation explains much of the public’s dour mood.
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    The Dollar’s Full-Spectrum Dominance

    Carla Norrlöf foresees the greenback’s continued global hegemony owing to network effects and opportunism.
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    Fully Replenishing the Green Climate Fund

    Vera Songwe & Mahmoud Mohieldin urge advanced economies to help developing countries by ensuring that the GCF has the resources it needs.

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