The Best of Project Syndicate
10+ most popular Project Syndicate articles, as voted by our community.
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Project Syndicate on Human Rights
Revitalizing the Struggle for Human Rights
Gareth Evans offers eight principles to guide advocates as they try to put progress back on track.
Project Syndicate on Macroeconomics
What Killed Macroeconomics?
Mathematical refinement aside, economics is back to where it was a century ago: the study of the allocation of given resources, plus the quantity theory of money. Macroeconomics – the theory of output…
Project Syndicate on Politics
In Search of a New Political Economy
Daron Acemoglu identifies five questions that must be addressed to bring policymaking into the twenty-first century.
«late twentieth-century consensus rested on two distinct but synergistic pillars: political liberalism and economic liberalism»
Project Syndicate on Society
The Age of Megathreats
Nouriel Roubini thinks new systemic risks amount to not just a quantitative but a qualitative change in the global economy.
Project Syndicate on Technology
How to Think About the Future of Technology
Tim O'Reilly proposes five ways to distinguish productive from unproductive speculative investment.
PS Commentators Respond: Can the US Rein in Big Tech?
While the European Union has gradually tightened the screws on tech giants, America’s regulatory bark has so far been bigger than its bite. With Big Tech’s competition-crushing market power continuing…
Project Syndicate on War
Revisiting America’s War of Choice in Iraq
Richard Haass considers the enduring lessons from a foreign intervention that was both ill-conceived and poorly executed.
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Abortion and Democracy in America
Peter Singer shows how the Supreme Court's own reasoning in overturning Roe v. Wade implies that the Court has too much power.
How to Tax Energy Companies’ Windfall Profits
Clemens Fuest & Axel Ockenfels consider the underappreciated difficulties of implementing new levies without creating unwanted side effects.
What’s Breaking Democracy?
William H. Janeway traces the historical roots of the West’s current problems to the rise of neoliberalism in the 1970s.
Climate Injustice and the Curse of Illusory Growth
Hippolyte Fofack shows why achieving global income convergence and sustainable development will require a new economic model.
The Big Blockchain Lie
Now that cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin have plummeted from last year's absurdly high valuations, the techno-utopian mystique of so-called distributed-ledger technologies should be next. The promise to cure the world's ills through "decentralization" was just a ruse to separate retail investors from their hard-earned real money.
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