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Jim O'Neill

Jim O'Neill

Writing for PS since 2008
128 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. Is the Outlook for the Global Economy Still Bullish?
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    Is the Outlook for the Global Economy Still Bullish?

    Jan 22, 2024 Jim O'Neill considers whether less favorable inflation data changes the overall forecast for 2024 and beyond.

  2. The Inflation Challenge in 2024
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    The Inflation Challenge in 2024

    Dec 15, 2023 Jim O'Neill singles out some variables to watch in an otherwise uncertain global macro environment.

  3. Ending the UK’s Permanent Silly Season
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    Ending the UK’s Permanent Silly Season

    Oct 3, 2023 Jim O'Neill explains what it will take for any political party to restore hope in the country's long-term economic future.

  4. The G20 Wins the Group Battle
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    The G20 Wins the Group Battle

    Sep 13, 2023 Jim O'Neill thinks the premier global-governance body has taken the wind out of the sails of the G7 and the BRICS.

  5. Does an Expanded BRICS Mean Anything?
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    Does an Expanded BRICS Mean Anything?

    Aug 25, 2023 Jim O'Neill suspects that the group will continue to struggle to serve anything more than a symbolic purpose.

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    Diplomacy Could Help Revive Democracy in Venezuela

    Roberto Patiño urges the international community to help ensure a free and fair presidential election in July.
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    The Specter of Neo-Fascism Is Haunting Europe

    Slavoj Žižek

    With mainstream parties and politicians already preparing to accommodate the far right following this month's European Parliament election, the axiom of post-World War II European democracy has been quietly abandoned. “No collaboration with fascists" is being replaced by a tacit acceptance of them.

    harbors no illusions about what the outcome of the European Parliament election means.
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    Can Private Hospitals Increase Access to Health Care in Developing Countries?

    Titir Bhattacharya & Tanika Chakraborty show how innovative insurance schemes can help low- and middle-income economies achieve universal coverage.
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    Tracking Ukraine’s Reconstruction Funds

    Wolfgang Fengler & Vladyslav Rashkovan show how digital tools can streamline the process, improve transparency, and provide accountability.
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    Slovakia’s Anti-Democratic Government Is Doubling Down

    Soňa Muzikárová warns that the assassination attempt in May has led the government to double down on illiberal reforms.
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    D-Day and the Threat of Total War

    Robert Skidelsky

    After eight decades of relative peace, the world is once again dividing into hostile economic and geopolitical blocs. The 80th anniversary of the invasion of Normandy offers a valuable opportunity to reflect on the principles we are willing to defend and the sacrifices we are prepared to make.

    thinks understanding the causes and consequences of past global conflicts is crucial to preventing another one.
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    The Dangers of a US Capital Inflow Tax

    Maurice Obstfeld worries that a little-known, highly costly method of deficit reduction is gaining political traction.
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    Europe’s Green Transition Requires More Skilled Workers

    Julie Beaufils urges policymakers to boost the attractiveness of technical vocations by expanding access to apprenticeships.
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    A Monetary and Economic Order Fit for the Twenty-First Century

    Ulrich Volz, et al. identify eight priorities to build a more resilient, inclusive, and sustainable global financial architecture.

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