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  • Barry Eichengreen

    The writer is a professor at the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Cambridge. His latest book is Hall of Mirrors: The Great Depression, the Great Recession, and the Uses – and Misuses – of History.

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    US President Donald Trump's erratic unilateralism represents nothing less than abdication of global economic and political leadership.
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    Probably the question most frequently asked of international economists these days is: “Are we seeing the start of a trade war?” This is not a question that admits of a simple yes-or-no answer. In contrast to a shooting war, there's no government declaration to mark the official outbreak of hostilities. Tariffs have been raised and lowered throughout history, for reasons both good and bad.
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    Robots, machine learning, and artificial intelligence promise to change fundamentally the nature of work. Everyone knows this.
  • Central Banks in the dock

    On November 11, 1997, the Bank of England took a big step toward independence, courtesy of the second reading in the House of Commons of a bill amending the Bank Act of 1946. The bill gave legislative affirmation to the decision,
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