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Ian Buruma

Ian Buruma

Writing for PS since 2001
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  1. An Interview with Ian Buruma
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    An Interview with Ian Buruma

    Jan 4, 2022 Ian Buruma warns that the stage is set for a more serious US insurrection in 2024, advises Joe Biden not to seek a second term, and highlights contemporary artists and artworks that explore humans’ capacity for barbarism.

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    The ECB's Existential Dilemma

    Jürgen Stark, et al.

    For years, the European Central Bank has been succumbing to political interests and pursuing objectives beyond the scope of its primary mandate: maintaining price stability. But now that inflationary pressures are building, the ECB’s credibility is on the line.

    warns that the European Central Bank’s politicization will catch up to it in the new inflationary environment.
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    Why Did Almost Nobody See Inflation Coming?

    Jason Furman

    Forecasting inflation is a staple of macroeconomic modeling, yet virtually all economists’ predictions for the United States in 2021 were way off the mark. This dismal performance reflected a collective failure to take economic models seriously enough, as well as other analytical shortcomings.

    ascribes near-universal forecasting errors in 2021 to not taking economic models seriously enough.
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