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Gene Frieda

Gene Frieda

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Gene Frieda, a global strategist at PIMCO, is a senior visiting fellow at the London School of Economics.

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  1. Shifting the Inflation Goalposts
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    Shifting the Inflation Goalposts

    May 17, 2023 Gene Frieda warns monetary policymakers that targeting higher price levels could lead to weaker economies.

  2. Dollar Relief in 2023
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    Dollar Relief in 2023

    Feb 8, 2023 Gene Frieda explains why declining inflation will bring the world's primary reserve back down to earth this year.

  3. Is the Pound Close to the Breaking Point?
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    Is the Pound Close to the Breaking Point?

    Sep 16, 2022 Gene Frieda argues that the United Kingdom’s planned energy price cap could lead to a sterling collapse.

  4. The Dollar’s Reserves of Strength
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    The Dollar’s Reserves of Strength

    Apr 8, 2022 Gene Frieda explains why financial sanctions against Russia are unlikely to weaken the greenback’s global hegemony.

  5. China’s Difficult Balancing Act
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    China’s Difficult Balancing Act

    Feb 7, 2019 Gene Frieda says China's leaders must stabilize growth quickly to avoid a sharp currency devaluation in the future.

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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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