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Dambisa Moyo

Dambisa Moyo

Writing for PS since 2013
27 commentaries

Dambisa Moyo, an international economist, is the author of four New York Times bestselling books, including Edge of Chaos: Why Democracy Is Failing to Deliver Economic Growth – and How to Fix It (Basic Books, 2018).

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  1. Why US Inflation Is Headed Down
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    Why US Inflation Is Headed Down

    Sep 19, 2022 Dambisa Moyo argues that, despite the disappointing August numbers, the US is still on track to restore price stability.

  2. The Real Stakes at Jackson Hole This Year
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    The Real Stakes at Jackson Hole This Year

    Aug 25, 2022 Dambisa Moyo argues that the heightened focus on inflation should not come at the expense of bigger long-term issues.

  3. The Wisdom of Whistleblowers
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    The Wisdom of Whistleblowers

    Nov 19, 2021 Dambisa Moyo considers the tool’s uses and limitations as a defense against official corruption and corporate malfeasance.

  4. Accelerating Global Britain
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    Accelerating Global Britain

    Jun 7, 2021 Dambisa Moyo argues that the UK needs to focus on green energy, technological innovation, and engagement with China.

  5. How Companies Should Leverage Digitization
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    How Companies Should Leverage Digitization

    Jan 12, 2021 Dambisa Moyo identifies five key areas where firms must apply cutting-edge technologies – or risk being left behind.

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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.
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    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.
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    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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    America’s Education Emergency

    Michael R. Strain calls for urgent action to make up for pandemic learning loss in light of dismal new test scores.
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    God Save the Pound?

    Andrés Velasco explains why sterling is plummeting when economic theory says it should be soaring.
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    Preparing for the Long War

    Mark Leonard thinks Europeans should plan for a prolonged conflict despite Ukraine’s recent gains.
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    Realizing a Free and Open Indo-Pacific

    Abe Shinzō

    Less than a month before he was assassinated, Japan’s longest-serving prime minister set out his vision for the region. He buttressed his case by comparing China’s growing threats against Taiwan to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

    set out his vision for the region less than one month prior to his assassination in July.

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