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  1. Bruce Babbitt

    Bruce Babbitt

    Writing for PS since 2015
    1 Commentary

    Bruce Babbitt, former US Secretary of the Interior and former Governor of Arizona, is a board member of the Amazon Conservation Association.

  2. Philippe Bacchetta

    Philippe Bacchetta

    Writing for PS since 2002
    1 Commentary

    Director of the Study Center Gerzensee (a foundation of the Swiss National Bank) and Professor of Economics at the University of Lausanne.

  3. Michelle Bachelet

    Michelle Bachelet

    Writing for PS since 2012
    3 Commentaries

    Michelle Bachelet, a former president of Chile, is United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.

  4. Urban Backstrom

    Writing for PS since 2009
    1 Commentary

    Urban Backstrom is Director General of the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise and a former State Secretary in the Ministry of Finance who was charged with managing the 1991-1993 Swedish banking crisis.

  5. Jean Baderschneider

    Jean Baderschneider

    Writing for PS since 2022
    1 Commentary

    Jean Baderschneider is a non-executive Director of Fortescue Metals Group.

  6. Shaida Badiee

    Shaida Badiee

    Writing for PS since 2015
    1 Commentary

    Shaida Badiee is Managing Director and co-founder of Open Data Watch.

  7. Robert Badinter

    Writing for PS since 2007
    1 Commentary

    Robert Badinter is a former President of France's Constitutional Court. As Minister of Justice he abolished the guillotine and the death penalty in France. He is now a member of the French Senate.

  8. Hoda Badran

    Hoda Badran

    Writing for PS since 2012
    1 Commentary

    Hoda Badran is President of the Egyptian Feminist Union.

  9. Bertrand Badré

    Bertrand Badré

    Writing for PS since 2014
    26 Commentaries

    Bertrand Badré, a former managing director of the World Bank, is CEO and Founder of Blue like an Orange Sustainable Capital and the author of Can Finance Save the World? (Berrett-Koehler, 2018).

  10. Annalena Baerbock

    Writing for PS since 2022
    1 Commentary

  11. Alberto Bagnai

    Alberto Bagnai

    Writing for PS since 2015
    1 Commentary

    Alberto Bagnai is Associate Professor of Economic Policy at the Gabriele d'Annunzio University, and a research associate at the Centre de Recherche en Economie Appliquée à la Mondialisation at the University of Rouen.

  12. Amer Baig

    Amer Baig

    Writing for PS since 2019
    1 Commentary

    Amer Baig is a partner and founder of Blue like an Orange Sustainable Capital.

  13. Martin Neil Baily

    Martin Neil Baily

    Writing for PS since 2013
    9 Commentaries

    Martin Neil Baily is Chair in Economic Policy Development and Senior Fellow and Director of the Business and Public Policy Initiative at the Brookings Institution.

  14. Frank Bainimarama

    Frank Bainimarama

    Writing for PS since 2019
    1 Commentary

    Frank Bainimarama is Prime Minister of Fiji.

  15. Narges Bajoghli is an assistant professor of Middle East Studies at the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, and the author of Iran Reframed: Anxieties of Power in the Islamic Republic.

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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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