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Welcome to Project Syndicate Podcasts – a hub for conversation on the world’s most pressing issues. On Opinion Has It, host Elmira Bayrasli sits down with leading economists, policymakers, Nobel laureates, academics, and more. Listen and subscribe to all episodes from your favorite podcast app. Find Opinion Has It on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Acast, or via RSS Feed.

On The New Postnormal, produced by Polityka Weekly, host Maciej Kuziemski discusses a crucial dimension of the post-pandemic normal with a leading expert or thinker, to discover ways we can build back better. Look for a new episode every other Tuesday here on PS, on Apple Podcasts, or via RSS Feed.

  1. Imprisoned by the Infosphere
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    Imprisoned by the Infosphere

    The New Postnormal Dec 22, 2021 Maciej Kuziemski & Peter Pomerantsev consider how the internet has severed the link between expression and emancipation.

  2. Trouble over Taiwan
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    Trouble over Taiwan

    Opinion Has It Nov 23, 2021 Bonnie Glaser & Elmira Bayrasli assess the conflicting pressures that will determine the island’s fate.

  3. The Politics of Urgency and Inevitability
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    The Politics of Urgency and Inevitability

    The New Postnormal Nov 17, 2021 Ivan Krastev & Maciej Kuziemski examine how climate change and democratic trends produce conflicting political responses.

  4. Debt Wars
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    Debt Wars

    Opinion Has It Nov 9, 2021 Barry Eichengreen & Elmira Bayrasli consider what history can teach us about the purpose, power, and peril of public debt.

  5. The Gig Economy 2.0
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    The Gig Economy 2.0

    The New Postnormal Nov 2, 2021 Jessica Bruder & Maciej Kuziemski discuss the pandemic's consequences for workers.

  6. America’s Afghan Debacle
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    America’s Afghan Debacle

    Opinion Has It Oct 26, 2021 Annie Pforzheimer & Elmira Bayrasli assess the recent US withdrawal from Afghanistan and the country’s prospects under Taliban rule.

  7. Voting in a Time of Democratic Erosion
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    Voting in a Time of Democratic Erosion

    Opinion Has It Oct 12, 2021 Francesca Binda & Elmira Bayrasli consider what recent elections say about the state of the world’s democracies.

  8. What Is Missing from the Inequality Debate
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    What Is Missing from the Inequality Debate

    The New Postnormal Oct 6, 2021 Peter Singer & Maciej Kuziemski show that no push for equality is complete without accounting for the needs of future generations and other species.

  9. Is Crypto Going Mainstream?
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    Is Crypto Going Mainstream?

    Opinion Has It Sep 28, 2021 Sheila Warren & Elmira Bayrasli consider how digital currencies are reshaping the global monetary system.

  10. Economic Crisis in the Anthropocene
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    Economic Crisis in the Anthropocene

    Opinion Has It Sep 14, 2021 Adam Tooze & Elmira Bayrasli consider what the pandemic should teach us about managing a new era of crises.

  11. Post-Normal Policymaking
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    Post-Normal Policymaking

    The New Postnormal Sep 10, 2021 Silvio O. Funtowicz & Maciej Kuziemski consider how leaders can make decisions under uncertain conditions.

  12. The End of the Indispensable Nation
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    The End of the Indispensable Nation

    Opinion Has It Aug 31, 2021 Stephen Wertheim & Elmira Bayrasli discuss the grim legacy of America's response to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

  13. Rage Against Productivity
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    Rage Against Productivity

    The New Postnormal Aug 24, 2021 Jenny Odell & Maciej Kuziemski discuss the individual and systemic importance of reimagining what it means to be productive.

  14. Toward Bretton Woods 2.0?
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    Toward Bretton Woods 2.0?

    Opinion Has It Aug 17, 2021 Harold James, et al. consider where the international monetary order is headed, and whether we can muster the cooperation needed to manage the transition.

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    The Dangers of a US Capital Inflow Tax

    Maurice Obstfeld worries that a little-known, highly costly method of deficit reduction is gaining political traction.
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    Europe’s Green Transition Requires More Skilled Workers

    Julie Beaufils urges policymakers to boost the attractiveness of technical vocations by expanding access to apprenticeships.
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    A Monetary and Economic Order Fit for the Twenty-First Century

    Ulrich Volz, et al. identify eight priorities to build a more resilient, inclusive, and sustainable global financial architecture.
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    Putting Africa on the Path to Prosperity

    Mohamed Ould Ghazouani & Ajay Banga urge the G7 to focus on the continent’s future, and on five priorities in particular, at this week’s summit.
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    Anatomy of a Massacre

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    The 1860 massacre of Christians in Damascus holds useful lessons about what it takes to arrest – and recover from – inter-communal violence. But there is a difference between a pogrom and a genocide, and conflating the two can do more harm than good.

    considers what the 1860 massacre of Christians in Damascus can and cannot teach us about preventing genocide.
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    AI: Hope or Hype?

    Whether generative artificial intelligence will do more harm or good to our families, economies, and societies remains an open question. In devising strategies for harnessing the technology, optimism is undoubtedly warranted, but it should not come at the expense of realism.

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    How Denmark Keeps the Far Right at Bay

    Michael Ehrenreich explains how mainstream parties have neutralized the threat of right-wing populists.
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    How Techno-Libertarians Fell in Love with Big Government

    Quinn Slobodian argues Silicon Valley investors are against the state only insofar as it is not enriching them personally.
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    How Chinese Savings Can Support the Global Green Transition

    Daniel Gros urges the EU to welcome cheap low-carbon goods, such as electric vehicles, from China.

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