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Colin Coleman

Colin Coleman

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Colin Coleman, a former partner at Goldman Sachs, is an adjunct professor at Columbia Business School.

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  1. A Marshall Plan for Africa
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    A Marshall Plan for Africa

    Feb 13, 2024 Colin Coleman calls on the G20 to help accelerate economic growth and promote human development on the continent.

  2. What South Africa Must Do
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    What South Africa Must Do

    Nov 2, 2021 Nouriel Roubini & Colin Coleman offer a blueprint for putting the economy on a path to sustainable, inclusive growth.

  3. Making South Africa Whole
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    Making South Africa Whole

    Sep 4, 2020 Colin Coleman offers a blueprint for regaining the economic momentum lost to years of corruption and mismanagement.

  4. The Sino-American Scramble for Africa
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    The Sino-American Scramble for Africa

    Mar 20, 2020 Colin Coleman shows why the world needs both countries to support the continent and spur deeper global engagement.

  5. Africa Is the Last Frontier for Global Growth
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    Africa Is the Last Frontier for Global Growth

    Feb 4, 2020 Colin Coleman shows how the continent's economic potential can be fulfilled – and what could happen if it is not.

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    The West Is Hastening Its Own Decline

    Brahma Chellaney argues that the unprecedented US and European sanctions against Russia are backfiring.
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    Canceling Palestine

    Slavoj Žižek

    Current debates about Israeli policy are rife with double standards, leading to absurd decisions like Germany’s recent cancellation of a pro-Palestinian gathering. By quashing legitimate speech and assembly, an Israel-aligned establishment risks inciting precisely the kind of anti-Semitism that it wants to prevent.

    worries that the double standards applied on Israel’s behalf will lead to an anti-Semitic backlash.
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    America’s Childcare Is Unfit for the Postmodern Age

    Bruce Ackerman urges US President Joe Biden to put universal preschool at the center of his re-election campaign.
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    History Already Tells Us the Future of AI

    Daron Acemoglu & Simon Johnson find policy lessons for the 2020s in the work of the early-nineteenth-century economist David Ricardo.
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    Trump and the Risk of a US Debt Default

    William L. Silber thinks the former president would be even more reckless if awarded another term this year.
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    Europe’s Red Tape Is Helping Russia

    Laurence Boone & Nicu Popescu propose a European Defense Production Act to help fast-track processes for public procurement and spending.
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    What to Look for in Trump’s First Trial

    Eric Posner

    The intricate legal issues and colorful characters in Donald Trump's criminal trials will undoubtedly keep the media and the viewing public enraptured for months to come. But when it comes to the 2024 election, all that really matters is how the defendant appears to a narrow sliver of undecided voters.

    points out that optics, more than the law or the facts, will be what matters most for the election.
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    AI Holds the Key to Resilient Cities

    Justina Nixon-Saintil surveys the technology's foreseeable applications in promoting urban sustainable development.
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    How Risky Is Japan’s Monetary-Policy Normalization?

    Takatoshi Ito considers the implications of the central bank’s exit from negative interest rates and quantitative easing.

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