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Jim O'Neill

Jim O'Neill

Writing for PS since 2008
111 commentaries
4 videos & podcasts

Jim O’Neill, a former chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management and a former UK treasury minister, is a member of the Pan-European Commission on Health and Sustainable Development.

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  1. What Liz Truss Must Do
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    What Liz Truss Must Do

    Sep 6, 2022 Jim O'Neill thinks the incoming prime minister should abandon some campaign promises to address more urgent issues.

  2. Holes in the Recession Story
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    Holes in the Recession Story

    Aug 16, 2022 Jim O'Neill gives four reasons for questioning whether economic forecasters' current pessimism is still justified.

  3. The Dollar Rules
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    The Dollar Rules

    Jul 11, 2022 Jim O'Neill explains what it will take to reverse the greenback’s sharp appreciation against other currencies.

  4. The 1970s Revisited?
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    The 1970s Revisited?

    Jun 24, 2022 Jim O'Neill offers three broad tips for policymakers as they confront the specter of unanchored inflation expectations.

  5. Another Global Recession?
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    Another Global Recession?

    May 17, 2022 Jim O'Neill expects a downturn, but notes that it could be mitigated by policy shifts in key economies.

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    The Cost of the Fed’s Challenged Credibility

    Mohamed A. El-Erian interprets the latest market tumult as the price of delaying monetary-policy tightening for too long.
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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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