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Lenny Mendonca

Lenny Mendonca

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Lenny Mendonca, Senior Partner Emeritus at McKinsey & Company, is a former chief economic and business adviser to Governor Gavin Newsom of California and chair of the California High-Speed Rail Authority.

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  1. America’s New Era of Industrial Policy
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    America’s New Era of Industrial Policy

    Jan 2, 2023 Laura Tyson & Lenny Mendonca assess the scope and design of the Biden administration’s big push into supply-side investment.

  2. Progressive Federalism to Combat Judicial Extremism
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    Progressive Federalism to Combat Judicial Extremism

    Aug 19, 2022 Laura Tyson & Lenny Mendonca show how state governments can fend off the Supreme Court’s assault on citizens’ interests and rights.

  3. Women’s Rights and Childhood Poverty
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    Women’s Rights and Childhood Poverty

    May 27, 2022 Laura Tyson & Lenny Mendonca think it will fall to progressive US states to mitigate the impact of harsh new abortion restrictions.

  4. Neglecting Democracy in America
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    Neglecting Democracy in America

    Feb 21, 2022 Laura Tyson & Lenny Mendonca warn that the assault on voting rights in Republican-controlled states could undermine the US economy.

  5. A Pro-Family Agenda for America Starts in California
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    A Pro-Family Agenda for America Starts in California

    Jan 14, 2022 Laura Tyson & Lenny Mendonca show how the state is advancing a raft of progressive policies even as federal action remains blocked.

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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

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    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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