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John H. Cochrane

John H. Cochrane

Writing for PS since 2021
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John H. Cochrane is a senior fellow of the Hoover Institution and an adjunct scholar at the CATO Institute.

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  1. The Liz Truss Tragedy
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    The Liz Truss Tragedy

    Oct 25, 2022 John H. Cochrane & Jon Hartley thinks Britain’s short-lived prime minister had the right idea, but failed on execution.

  2. The End of an Economic Illusion
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    The End of an Economic Illusion

    Apr 15, 2022 John H. Cochrane shows how the return of inflation is forcing pundits and policymakers to abandon wishful thinking.

  3. Time for Supply
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    Time for Supply

    Mar 3, 2022 John H. Cochrane & Jon Hartley explain the reforms needed to fix the US economy's long-ignored but single biggest problem.

  4. Why Isn't the Fed Doing its Job?
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    Why Isn't the Fed Doing its Job?

    Jan 19, 2022 John H. Cochrane thinks the world’s most important central bank has lost its way and should get back to basics.

  5. The Ghost of Christmas Inflation
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    The Ghost of Christmas Inflation

    Dec 23, 2021 John H. Cochrane sees surging US prices as the foreseeable result of fiscal stimulus outstripping the economy's capacity.

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    The Economics of Mainstreaming Climate Action

    Jean Pisani-Ferry & Selma Mahfouz identify the risks and short-term costs associated with the energy transition over the next decade.
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    Killing Twitter

    Antara Haldar explains what Elon Musk fundamentally misunderstands about the platform – and about free speech.
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    The Napoleons of Big Tech

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    Recent events in the technology sector suggest that investors and lenders should be demanding a premium to cover the risk that a star entrepreneur will become an egomaniacal dictator. With each business cycle, it seems, old lessons must be relearned.

    sees in the industry’s harsh reckoning this year lessons that apparently can’t be learned often enough.
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    The Crypto Emperor’s New Clothes

    The collapse of several crypto platforms this year – including the spectacular crash of the second-largest cryptocurrency exchange, FTX – has raised fundamental questions about the credibility of a digital innovation once hailed as the key to democratizing finance. Has crypto finally been exposed as a scam, or will a new, stronger crypto industry emerge from the current turmoil?

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    The Climate Crisis Is Also a Health Crisis

    Seth Berkley & Werner Hoyer explain why global leaders must urgently introduce equitable pandemic-response mechanisms.
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    Rishi Sunak’s Daunting Challenge

    Chris Patten urges the UK prime minister to join the battle for the soul of the Conservative Party after a disastrous year.
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    Russia’s Financial Crisis Must Come Sooner

    Simon Johnson shows why a low price cap for the country’s crude exports would render the Kremlin’s war economy untenable.
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    QE with Chinese Characteristics?

    Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng urge China to use monetary policy to tackle some of the biggest challenges it faces.
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    Why Europe and Latin America Need Each Other

    Josep Borrell urges European Union and Latin American leaders to revive momentum toward a long-overdue trade agreement.

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