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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.
  5. buiter39_Guillaume PayenSOPA ImagesLightRocket via Getty Images_tethercryptocurrency Guillaume Payen/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

    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.

  7. rogoff223_MARVIN RECINOSAFP via Getty Images_bitcoinelsalvador Marvin Recinos/AFP via Getty Images

    What’s the Crypto Regulation Endgame?

    Kenneth Rogoff weighs the possibility of advanced economies instituting a broad-based ban on private digital currencies.
  8. op_laboure1_LARS HAGBERGAFP via Getty Images_cryptomining Lars Hagberg/AFP via Getty Images

    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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    Utopia or Bust

    J. Bradford DeLong considers our options for both expanding and effectively slicing the proverbial economic pie.
  2. op_anheier13_CHRISTOF STACHEAFP via Getty Images_scholzbaerbockhabecklindner Christof Stache/AFP via Getty Images

    Germany’s Reckoning

    Helmut K. Anheier

    Germany is now grappling with a host of difficult questions about its place in the world, the nature of its politics, and its most cherished values. For a pacifist society in a new age of conflict and war, everything must change if things are to remain the same.

    traces the contours of the country's debate, triggered by the Ukraine war, about its strategic future.
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    Preempting a Generative AI Monopoly

    Diane Coyle urges policymakers to take steps to counter the anti-competitive implications of a rapidly emerging market.
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    Japan’s Strategic Imperative

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr. sees the country doubling down on its best option for ensuring national security and regional stability.
  5. zhang59_JADE GAOAFP via Getty Images_chinahousing Jade Gao/AFP via Getty Images

    China’s Savings Conundrum

    Zhang Jun explains why – and how – the country must stimulate household consumption to achieve a robust recovery.
  6. BP inflation hawks China News Service / Contributor via Getty Images

    The Flight of the Inflation Hawks

    Though the US Federal Reserve’s first interest-rate hike of 2023 is smaller than those that preceded it, policymakers have signaled that more increases are on the way, despite slowing price growth. But there is good reason to doubt the utility – and fear the consequences – of continued rate hikes, on both sides of the Atlantic.

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    How to Transform African Agriculture

    Safia Boly & Omid Kassiri identify four principles that could help governments across the continent boost food security.
  8. borrell19_ FADEL SENNAAFP via Getty Images_ukrainewar Fadel Senna/AFP via Getty Images

    Making Ukrainian Victory Possible

    Josep Borrell explains why continued military support and other forms of assistance remain critical.
  9. zizek13_OLGA MALTSEVAAFP via Getty Image_russian soldier OLGA MALTSEVA/AFP via Getty Images

    Death or Glory in Russia

    Slavoj Žižek traces the religious and intellectual roots of the Kremlin’s increasingly morbid war propaganda.

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