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Opinion Has It by Project Syndicate features conversations with leading economists, policymakers, authors, and researchers on the world’s most pressing issues. Tune in for biweekly analyses and insights with our host Elmira Bayrasli, Foreign Policy Interrupted co-founder and Project Syndicate contributor.
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Opinion Has It by Project Syndicate features conversations with leading economists, policymakers, authors, and researchers on the world’s most pressing issues. Tune in for biweekly analyses and insights with our host Elmira Bayrasli, Foreign Policy Interrupted co-founder and Project Syndicate contributor.
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    Economic Crisis in the Anthropocene | Adam Tooze

    Economic Crisis in the Anthropocene | Adam Tooze

    The COVID-19 pandemic triggered the swiftest and most comprehensive contraction of global economic activity ever. With crises set to proliferate – not least because of climate change – the successes and failures of the pandemic response should serve as lessons for governments everywhere.
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    The End of the Indispensable Nation | Stephen Wertheim

    The End of the Indispensable Nation | Stephen Wertheim

    Twenty years ago, the September 11 terrorist attacks invigorated America’s sense of itself as the “indispensable nation.” But its actions since then have failed to improve global security and have endangered those who it claimed to be helping.
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    Toward Bretton Woods 2.0? | Harold James & Paola Subacchi

    Toward Bretton Woods 2.0? | Harold James & Paola Subacchi

    In 1971, President Richard Nixon closed the gold window, effectively ushering in a new global monetary non-system with a single pillar: the US dollar. Fifty years later, that pillar is showing signs of strain. Can the world muster the cooperation needed to manage whatever comes next?
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    • 36 min
    The US Economy’s Great Adjustment | Betsey Stevenson

    The US Economy’s Great Adjustment | Betsey Stevenson

    With many low-paying jobs going unfilled, it seems that the COVID-19 crisis has forced a much-needed adjustment in a labor market where workers had long suffered from a decline in bargaining power. But, as pandemic-support programs end and automation accelerates, workers face serious risks.
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    Is It Time to Cancel the Olympics? | Jules Boykoff

    Is It Time to Cancel the Olympics? | Jules Boykoff

    Even when the world isn’t gripped by a pandemic, staging the Olympic Games can create serious problems for local populations. So, why do cities and countries keep seeking to host them?
    Here to help us answer this question is Jules Boykoff. Jules is an associate professor of political science at Pacific University in Oregon, and a former member of the US Olympic Soccer team. He’s the author of NOlympians: Inside the Fight Against Capitalist Mega-Sports in Los Angeles, Tokyo, and Beyond.

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    The Communist Party of China at 100 | Rana Mitter

    The Communist Party of China at 100 | Rana Mitter

    The Communist Party of China, founded a century ago, has been in power for more than seven decades – and it has big plans for the future. What do those plans entail, and is the Party still strong enough to implement them?
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The content is often interesting, albeit sometimes fairly subjective (i suppose the clue is in the name “Opinion” has it)
The vocal fry and/or up speak by presenter and many guests is unbearable, though

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