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By Simon Johnson - May 07,2022
WASHINGTON, DC — Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov recently accused the West of fighting a proxy war in Ukraine. This is inaccurate and misleading. In fact, the West is supporting both sides of this conflict, and Russia is by far the main beneficiary.
By Simon Johnson - Dec 05,2021
WASHINGTON, DC — There is an adage that you cannot have back-to-back financial crises. The implication is that a financial crisis causes people to be more careful, so any bank, investment firm, or investor who survives one crisis will not be taking big risks anytime soon.
By Simon Johnson - Nov 07,2021
WASHNGTON, DC — Appointing the chair of the Board of Governors of the United States Federal Reserve is at least as consequential as choosing a US Supreme Court justice.
By Simon Johnson - Oct 04,2021
WASHINGTON, DC — A major debate is in the making, or, more accurately, beginning to be reopened, in the United States about the appropriate objectives and triggers for monetary policy in the modern American economy.
By Simon Johnson - Sep 04,2021
WASHINGTON, DC — Throughout 2020 and into early 2021, there was hope that with some luck and enough vaccines, it would be possible to end the COVID-19 pandemic in a quick and decisive manner. By this summer, it became clear that this would not happen in the United States.
By Simon Johnson - Jul 05,2021
WASHINGTON, DC — If a meteor hits Earth, a major natural disaster strikes, or any other shock of previously unanticipated dimensions occurs, how should economic policymakers respond?
By Simon Johnson - May 31,2021
WASHINGTON, DC — In March and April 2020, when COVID-19 first struck the United States, the virus that causes it, SARS-CoV-2, swept through US nursing homes.
By Simon Johnson - Apr 11,2021
WASHINGTON, DC — In the immediate aftermath of the 2008 global financial crisis, measures were taken to prevent another potential systemic meltdown.
By Simon Johnson - Mar 08,2021
WASHINGTON, DC  —  In “The Great Realisation”, a compelling four-minute video, the poet Tomos Roberts (aka Tom Foolery) suggests a potential silver lining to the COVID-19 cataclysm.
By Simon Johnson - Nov 04,2020
WASHINGON, DC — The US COVID-19 crisis fits the pattern of President Donald Trump’s career with its serial bankruptcies.

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