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William L. Silber

William L. Silber

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William L. Silber, a former professor of finance and economics at New York University’s Stern School of Business, is the author of The Power of Nothing to Lose: The Hail Mary Effect in Politics, War, and Business (William Morrow, 2021).

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  1. Trump and the Risk of a US Debt Default
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    Trump and the Risk of a US Debt Default

    Apr 23, 2024 William L. Silber thinks the former president would be even more reckless if awarded another term this year.

  2. The Danger of “Nothing to Lose”
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    The Danger of “Nothing to Lose”

    Aug 26, 2021 William L. Silber warns of what can happen when a military or political adversary runs out of both options and hope.

  3. America First, Fallout Later
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    America First, Fallout Later

    Feb 22, 2019 William L. Silber sees eerie parallels between the Trump era and one of the darker episodes of the 1930s New Deal.

  4. Will the Euro Dethrone the Dollar?

    Will the Euro Dethrone the Dollar?

    Jul 2, 2007 William L. Silber

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    To Fight Climate Change, Protect Healthy Soil

    Juan Lucas Restrepo & Barron Joseph Orr explain how sustainable farming practices can reverse biodiversity loss and transform our food systems.
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    How to Protect the World from the Next Pandemic

    Winnie Byanyima & Joseph E. Stiglitz envision a global accord that applies the lessons of past health crises and includes binding commitments.
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    Strict Separation Is Not the Answer for Palestine and Israel

    Yanis Varoufakis warns against a two-apartheid-state solution that affirms the dangerous principle of ethnic exclusivity.
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    Preparing Now for the Next Disease X

    Tom Achoki, et al. propose several steps governments can take to establish robust and resilient response mechanisms.
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    To Protect Democracy, Protect Exiled Journalists

    Antonio Zappulla highlights the existential threats facing independent news outlets forced to relocate by repressive regimes.
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    The Economics of Health for All

    Mariana Mazzucato explains why pandemic prevention and preparedness must be embedded in economic policymaking.
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    The Dangerous Incoherence of US Trade Policy

    Stephen S. Roach warns that America’s latest tariffs against China raise the risk of a catastrophic superpower conflict.
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    A New Dawn for US-African Cooperation?

    Vera Songwe identifies three ways that the United States can ultimately help itself by helping the continent.
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    Raghuram G. Rajan and Rohit Lamba on Indian job creation, industrial policy, democracy, and more

    Raghuram G. Rajan & Rohit Lamba argue that India must place the highest priority on creating and owning intellectual property, advocate an alternative to interventionist industrial policies like subsidies, call for the decentralization of Indian governance at every level, and more.

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