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By Katharina Pistor - Feb 23,2024
NEW YORK — Rulers have always found it hard to accept limits on their power. When the French parliament disputed Louis XIV’s edicts in 1655, the king of France and Navarre is said to have responded: “L’état, c’est moi” (“I am the state”).
By Katharina Pistor - Oct 07,2023
NEW YORK — Finance used to be a means to an end, not an end in itself. From food and housing to family vacations, everything in our daily lives must be paid for one way or another. If we do not have cash on hand, we turn to a lender for a credit line.Companies do the same.
By Katharina Pistor - Aug 13,2023
FRANKFURT — Once upon a time, not so long ago, commentators and experts portrayed “good governance” as the sole ingredient needed for economic growth and development. For many years, it was a staple of mainstream policy advice and institutional reforms.
By Katharina Pistor - May 26,2022
NEW YORK  —  Three months after Russia launched its second war against Ukraine in a decade, former German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder finally resigned from his post as chair of the board of directors of Rosneft, the Russian state-owned oil conglomerate.
By Katharina Pistor - Feb 24,2022
NEW YORK – The European Union and the governments of two member states, Hungary and Poland, have been on a collision course for years now.
By Katharina Pistor - Dec 15,2021
NEW YORK — The Christmas shopping season is upon us. Whether one is a believer or not, it is almost impossible to resist the lure to shop and give gifts at this time of the year. But the biggest gift givers are inanimate creatures without any capacity to believe anything.
By Katharina Pistor - Nov 03,2021
NEW YORK — For free-marketeers, government is always the bad guy.
By Katharina Pistor - Sep 22,2021
NEW YORK — Heatwaves, floods, droughts and wildfires are devastating communities around the world, and they will only grow more severe. While climate-change deniers remain powerful, the need for urgent action is now recognised well beyond activist circles.
By Katharina Pistor - May 24,2021
NEW YORK — In June 2019, Facebook made a daring announcement: Within a year, it would launch a new global currency, the Libra.
By Katharina Pistor - Mar 17,2021
NEW YORK — How can one make wise decisions about a perpetually unknowable future? This question is as old as humankind, but it has become existential in light of climate change.



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