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Solutions for Sustainable Development

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Efforts to combat climate change through sustainable development are as complex as they are important for the future of humanity. With US President Donald Trump seeking to reverse much of the recent progress toward averting a climate crisis, marshaling political support for sustainable growth strategies has become more necessary than ever. 


To that end, Project Syndicate has partnered with the Sustainable Development Solutions Network to provide a platform for leading thinkers at the intersection of business and climate action. Only through debate and dialogue can we arrive upon the innovative solutions needed to tackle the most vexing challenge of the twenty-first century.

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    The Human-Capital Costs of the Crisis

    Barry Eichengreen

    Unlike a hurricane or earthquake, the coronavirus pandemic has caused no damage to physical capital stock. But firm-specific skills have no value when the firm that uses them goes out of business, which is one reason why US productivity, wages, and economic growth are likely to be affected for years to come.

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    The Invisible Killers

    Edoardo Campanella

    Although the COVID-19 pandemic has been treated as though it were an unprecedented global catastrophe, we have been here before – many times. As two recent works of history show, pandemics are a recurring and ineradicable feature of human civilization.

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