Daniel Callahan is Director, International Program, The Hastings Center, and a Senior Fellow at the Harvard Medical School. He is the author, most recently, of What Price Better Health? Hazards of the Research Imperative.
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.
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.
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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