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Jim O'Neill

Jim O'Neill

Writing for PS since 2008
116 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. A Better Year for Stock Markets?
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    A Better Year for Stock Markets?

    Jan 13, 2023 Jim O'Neill homes in on some new reasons to believe that equity prices will bounce back in 2023.

  2. Things Can Only Get Better for the UK
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    Things Can Only Get Better for the UK

    Dec 21, 2022 Jim O'Neill sees little evidence to suggests that the UK economy’s underperformance will improve anytime soon.

  3. The World Cup and the World Economy
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    The World Cup and the World Economy

    Nov 21, 2022 Jim O'Neill explains what FIFA's quadrennial tournament reveals about the prospects for emerging-market countries.

  4. China’s Coming Clash with Economic Reality
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    China’s Coming Clash with Economic Reality

    Oct 24, 2022 Jim O'Neill sees no chance of achieving the 2035 growth target unless President Xi Jinping changes course fast.

  5. Pound Foolishness
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    Pound Foolishness

    Sep 29, 2022 Jim O'Neill blames the new UK government's fiscal plan for the British currency's collapse to historic lows.

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    Putin’s Brezhnev Moment

    Aryeh Neier draws parallels between the regime’s ongoing crackdown on civil society and late Soviet repression.
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    Utopia or Bust

    J. Bradford DeLong considers our options for both expanding and effectively slicing the proverbial economic pie.
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    Germany’s Reckoning

    Helmut K. Anheier

    Germany is now grappling with a host of difficult questions about its place in the world, the nature of its politics, and its most cherished values. For a pacifist society in a new age of conflict and war, everything must change if things are to remain the same.

    traces the contours of the country's debate, triggered by the Ukraine war, about its strategic future.
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    Preempting a Generative AI Monopoly

    Diane Coyle urges policymakers to take steps to counter the anti-competitive implications of a rapidly emerging market.
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    Japan’s Strategic Imperative

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr. sees the country doubling down on its best option for ensuring national security and regional stability.
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    China’s Savings Conundrum

    Zhang Jun explains why – and how – the country must stimulate household consumption to achieve a robust recovery.
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    The Flight of the Inflation Hawks

    Though the US Federal Reserve’s first interest-rate hike of 2023 is smaller than those that preceded it, policymakers have signaled that more increases are on the way, despite slowing price growth. But there is good reason to doubt the utility – and fear the consequences – of continued rate hikes, on both sides of the Atlantic.

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    How to Transform African Agriculture

    Safia Boly & Omid Kassiri identify four principles that could help governments across the continent boost food security.
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    Making Ukrainian Victory Possible

    Josep Borrell explains why continued military support and other forms of assistance remain critical.

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