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Covid, Greed and the Super Rich

While Covid-19 has taken a terrible financial toll on millions, thousands have profited like never before!

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WTO: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s Long and Winding Road

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is the first African and the first woman to serve in the WTO’s top post. But she faces formidable challenges.

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Is Democracy in Decline Globally?

Corruption and debt darken the global outlook for democracy.

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Klaus Schwab and the World Economic Forum Run Away from Their Past

We are no fans of neo-liberalism. But look who is now suddenly disavowing it.

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Goldman Sachs Got Caught

Goldman Sachs has to deal with unprecedented punishment for bribery.

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The Post-Pandemic Crisis: What Happens Next?

The failure of multilateral strategic decision-making in these COVID times has been led by the Trump Administration and its bizarre attacks on international institutions.

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No, Germany, You Don’t Have to Pay Billions for Blocking North Stream 2

The German government and the EU have very compelling legal defenses against any claims for damages because of stopping the North Stream 2 gas pipeline project.

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Beyond Wirecard: What Really Ails German Finance

Reforms proposed after the fintech scandal will not be enough to fix a shaky banking sector.

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Germany’s COVID 19 Comeback Story

Germany looks at a solid, but uneven economic rebound from the pandemic, largely based on a pronounced home bias in economic activity.

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An Easy Way to Provide Debt Relief for the World’s Poorest Countries

Donor governments do not have to fund poor country debt relief from their fiscal budgets. They can tap long-unused reserve assets available at the IMF called Special Drawing Rights (SDRs).

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