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How to Pay for the War on Covid

We still have a lot to learn from Keynes’ ideas, even under today’s new conditions. Indeed, we may be confronted with the following paradox: economies enjoying a strong recovery will be paying higher wages and salaries than before, but producing smaller quantities of consumer goods. Basically, a situation could come about whereby the economy is working at full pace, but it is impossible to supply the consumer goods that such a pace of economic output would naturally tend to demand. This is a major political issue, to be dealt with promptly.


There are essentially two approaches to climate change: techno-optimism and the end of consumerism. The major difference is between the long term and the short term and between different areas of the economy and different forms of planetary limits. There are no constraints on sustainable electrification, but we have wasted precious time for the green transition and food remains a complex challenge. Techno-optimism is not out of place, but it is clear some of our behaviors will have to change.

Another Landslide in Hungary – How to Account for Orbán’s Fourth Consecutive Supermajority

Despite opposition forces running united against him, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has garnered more votes than ever in April’s election and clinched the fourth constitutional majority in a row for his Fidesz party. What happened and what does this result mean for the country’s stance in Europe?

How China Can End the War in Ukraine

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is in clear violation of principles that China has held sacrosanct for almost 60 years. There is no room for China to finesse that conclusion while remaining true to its core values.

What’s Next for Russia?

As the world watches Russia’s dreadful military performance in Ukraine and wonders whether Vladimir Putin can survive such a strategic disaster, three questions inevitably arise: Can Ukraine win? Can Russia survive or is it on the verge of a bona fide revolution that could result in a regime change and possible state collapse? And what might the consequences of instability in Russia be for its neighbors?

Who Are These People?

One may only guess whom Mr Putin is going to ‘liberate’ and ‘protect’—and from whom? Certainly not the Ukrainian soldiers who speak mostly Russian on the battlefield writes Mykola Riabchuk

Madeleine Albright’s Potent Legacy for Women

By the time Madeleine Albright declared, in 2006, that “there is a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women,” her record spoke for itself. For Albright, this was not just a quip; it was a modus operandi.

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