The founder and executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance, which promotes alternatives to the global war on drugs and author of Cops Across Borders: The Internationalization of US Criminal Law Enforcement.
Fatoumata Nafo, Chair of the Board of the Foundation for Health and Environment in Mali, is a former executive director of the Roll Back Malaria Partnership and a former regional director of Africa at the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.
Chandran Nair is the founder of the Global Institute For Tomorrow (GIFT) and co-founder and chair of Avantage Ventures, a social investment advisory firm based in Hong Kong. He is the author of Consumptionomics: Asia’s Role in Reshaping Capitalism and Saving the Planet.
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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