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Finance of the Future

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  1. tillemann1_Yuichiro ChinoGetty Images_datasecurity Yuichiro Chino/Getty Images

    What Is Web3 Good For?

    Tomicah Tillemann thinks blockchain technologies could ease the tradeoff between financial privacy and effective law enforcement.
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    Aiding the Digital Revolution in Global Financial Inclusion

    David Malpass

    Expanding people’s access to finance, reducing the cost of digital transactions, and channeling wage payments and social transfers through financial accounts will be vital to mitigating recent economic setbacks in developing countries. Governments and the private sector can help further this transformation in several ways.

    highlights what governments and the private sector can do to build on today’s encouraging trends.
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    Yes, Crypto Still Matters

    Dante Alighieri Disparte thinks blockchain technology is poised for mainstream adoption by both new and incumbent players.
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    Stablecoins, Riskycoins, and Dodgycoins

    Willem H. Buiter & Anne C. Sibert offer a taxonomy of cryptocurrencies to guide policymakers as they draft new regulations for the industry.
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    Is Crypto in Terminal Decline?

    Some have long argued that private digital money and the technology underpinning it will revolutionize finance in the long term. But with Bitcoin plunging, stablecoins collapsing, and crypto lenders freezing withdrawals, we asked PS commentators whether the industry has a future.

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    What’s the Crypto Regulation Endgame?

    Kenneth Rogoff weighs the possibility of advanced economies instituting a broad-based ban on private digital currencies.
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    Greening the Crypto Revolution

    Marion Laboure presents the options for decarbonizing a notoriously energy-intensive technology and global industry.
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    Regulating the Crypto Wild West

    Raghuram G. Rajan interviewed by Project Syndicate about how financial authorities can reduce digital-asset risk without smothering innovation.

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    Why Populists Don’t Concede

    Jan-Werner Mueller

    With election denial becoming a new global trend, it is necessary to ask why so many citizens would accept leaders who fraudulently cry “fraud.” Even when they leave power quietly, populist politicians have exploited political polarization and indoctrinated their supporters never to trust the system.

    explains the political logic of fraudulently crying “fraud” in response to an electoral loss.
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    The Challenge of Monetary Tightening

    Takatoshi Ito identifies the main risks raised by central banks’ efforts to rein in inflation.
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    The High Stakes of Climate-Risk Accounting

    Gernot Wagner & Tom Brookes show why economists can no longer ignore the need for a far more comprehensive set of welfare indicators.
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    The Cost of the Fed’s Challenged Credibility

    Mohamed A. El-Erian interprets the latest market tumult as the price of delaying monetary-policy tightening for too long.
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    Core Dangers for the Fed and China

    Stephen S. Roach

    Just as a fixation on core inflation can mislead central banks, as it has done with the US Federal Reserve, the power of a “core leader” like China’s Xi Jinping is a recipe for misdirected and ultimately unsustainable policy regimes. The very notion of a core adds a false sense of precision when addressing complex problems.

    thinks the US central bank and Chinese governance share a conceptual weakness leading to major policy blunders.
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    Amazon’s Satanic Mills

    Antara Haldar sees recent unionization efforts as a welcome response to an unethical and inhumane business model.
  7. asadullah12_SAEED KHANAFP via Getty Images_malaysia migration SAEED KHAN/AFP via Getty Images

    Asia’s Captive Market for Migrant Labor

    M. Niaz Asadullah highlights how an entrenched alliance of politicians, bureaucrats, and business elites is exploiting workers.
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    In Search of a Development Plan for Asia

    Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng argue that bottom-up institutions – not top-down strategies – are the key to regional integration.
  9. emmott_Antonio MasielloGetty Images_meloni Antonio Masiello/Getty Images

    Giorgia Meloni’s Moment

    Bill Emmott sees little difference between the Brothers of Italy’s program and that of recent right-wing governments.

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