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Opinion Has It by Project Syndicate features conversations with leading economists, policymakers, authors, and researchers on the world’s most pressing issues. Tune in for biweekly analyses and insights with our host Elmira Bayrasli, Foreign Policy Interrupted co-founder and Project Syndicate contributor.

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Opinion Has It by Project Syndicate features conversations with leading economists, policymakers, authors, and researchers on the world’s most pressing issues. Tune in for biweekly analyses and insights with our host Elmira Bayrasli, Foreign Policy Interrupted co-founder and Project Syndicate contributor.

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By AECO303 - Jul 09 2019
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Impressive caliber of guest— particularly Larry Summers! Nicely produced!

Must-listen!

By A.F.Vasquez - Mar 15 2019
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Really insightful episodes. I’m surprised more people aren’t aware of this podcast.

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32 Ratings
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29
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Informative

By AECO303 - Jul 09 2019
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Impressive caliber of guest— particularly Larry Summers! Nicely produced!

Must-listen!

By A.F.Vasquez - Mar 15 2019
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Really insightful episodes. I’m surprised more people aren’t aware of this podcast.

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Opinion Has It

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Opinion Has It by Project Syndicate features conversations with leading economists, policymakers, authors, and researchers on the world’s most pressing issues. Tune in for biweekly analyses and insights with our host Elmira Bayrasli, Foreign Policy Interrupted co-founder and Project Syndicate contributor.

Rank #1: The G20 On Shaky Ground | Lawrence Summers

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Although fair and free trade is one of the G20’s guiding principles, protectionism has re-emerged in many member states in recent years. Lawrence Summers, one of the G20’s architects, discusses the group’s evolution since it was established nearly 20 years ago, and some of the most pressing issues confronting it now.

Jul 02 2019

32mins

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Rank #2: Measuring Inequality | Angus Deaton & Anne Case

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When it comes to tackling the challenges of inequality, are we asking the right questions? Or, for that matter, measuring the right indicators? Angus Deaton, winner of the Nobel Prize in economics in 2015, says no, and it's masking a public health crisis.

**Also featuring Princeton University professor and economist Anne Case

Feb 12 2019

29mins

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Rank #3: What’s Wrong with Davos? | Anand Giridharadas

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For the past several decades, world leaders, CEOs, tech titans, billionaires, philanthropists, and celebrities have descended upon Davos, Switzerland with the goal of “improving the state of the world.” Anand Giridharadas, author of "Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World", says they are part of the problem.

This episode was recorded on Wednesday, January 23, 2019.

Jan 29 2019

34mins

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Rank #4: Harvard’s Jeffrey Frankel Measures the GOP’s Tax Plan

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Jeffrey Frankel, a professor at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and a former member of President Bill Clinton’s Council of Economic Advisers, outlines the five criteria he uses to judge the efficacy of tax reform efforts. And in his view, the US Republicans’ most recent offering fails miserably.

Dec 12 2017

23mins

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Rank #5: Ten Years After the Crisis: An Economic Parley

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Ten years ago, asset prices were in free fall, credit markets had seized up, and millions of people were losing their homes, jobs, and livelihoods. In this extended episode, we talk to economists Jeffrey Sachs, Teresa Ghilarducci, Angus Deaton, Robert Shiller, and Stephen Roach about what we’ve learned – or should have learned – from the Great Recession.

Sep 25 2018

51mins

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Rank #6: PS Voice: Unpacking Brexit, with Shashi Tharoor

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Former UN Under-Secretary-General Shashi Tharoor, an MP for the Indian National Congress, unpacks Brexit.

Jan 26 2017

20mins

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Rank #7: Atul Gawande Asks Katherine Semrau How We Can Improve Maternal and Newborn Health

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Surgeon and writer Atul Gawande interviews Katherine Semrau, an epidemiologist who leads the Better Birth program at Ariadne Labs, about how to improve maternal and newborn health worldwide in a special edition of PS Editors' Podcast.

Feb 13 2018

29mins

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Rank #8: Kent Harrington on Trump’s Intelligence Antipathy

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Throughout American history, “intelligence” has been a valuable commodity in politics and war, helping nearly every president since Washington gain an edge in global affairs. Donald Trump has proven the exception, and, as former CIA analyst Kent Harrington warns, that could have serious consequences for American security.

Jun 05 2018

27mins

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Rank #9: Princeton's Harold James Asks: Will AI Make Us Stupid?

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While smart people disagree on what artificial intelligence will mean for humanity, there is little question that AI will change how people work, relax, and relate to one another. Harold James thinks that some of these changes will be less welcome than others.

In this episode, host Greg Bruno discusses a recent column by guest Harold James. Read it here --> http://bit.ly/2BjXY4u

Feb 27 2018

21mins

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Rank #10: Jim O'Neill on the Evolution of Global Governance

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The Western-led international order is in disarray, with this year’s chaotic G7 summit being an obvious case in point. But for Jim O’Neill, chair-elect of Chatham House, the public disagreement among allies was a sideshow; the real crisis is in the failure of global governance institutions to reflect economic reality.

Jul 17 2018

24mins

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Rank #11: Should Governments Just Print More Money? | Stephanie Kelton

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Supporters of Modern Monetary Theory say that some governments can easily cover the cost of large social programs such as health care for all and free college tuition by jettisoning conventional thinking about the role of debt and taxes in our economies. But is it really that simple?

Sep 10 2019

38mins

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Rank #12: Understanding Economic Populism | Allison Schrager

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For the last several years, populist leaders have wreaked havoc on the institutions and norms that have underpinned the liberal world order. And their policies are increasingly placing the global economy at risk.

Aug 27 2019

23mins

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Rank #13: Mark Leonard on Italy and the Future of Europe

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Following the United Kingdom’s Brexit vote and the rise of populists in Central Europe, does the emergence of a Euroskeptic government in Italy represent a test too far for the European Union? Mark Leonard, Director of the European Council on Foreign Relations, says that all roads for Europe now lead through Rome.

Read more from Mark Leonard here --> http://prosyn.org/aa6fkOv

Jun 19 2018

27mins

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Rank #14: Journalism on (Thin) Ice | Jay Rosen

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The days of waiting for the 7pm news or the morning paper are long gone. But, so too, is perspective and trust. Jay Rosen joins our podcast to discuss the future of journalism.

Apr 23 2019

30mins

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Rank #15: Special Edition: Brexit, the Season Finale? | Fintan O'Toole

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It has been two years and nine months since the people of the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. To say that the subsequent negotiations outlining exactly how Britain would withdraw from the bloc have been messy would be an understatement. Fintan O’Toole joins our podcast to discuss one of the thorniest issues: the Irish backstop.

Mar 19 2019

32mins

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Rank #16: Outtakes: William Burns on Russia

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Often when we're recording, we end up asking questions that are very interesting, but don't make it into our final episode. Rather than letting this just sit as extra tape our hard drive, we want to turn these questions into outtakes.

Here's our first one. Last week, we published an episode with Ambassador William Burns, a career diplomat who served for 33 years in the US Foreign Service. We asked him about the future of the Iran Nuclear Deal. But from 2005-2008 Bill Burns was the ambassador to Russia. Our host, Elmira Bayrasli, asked what he had to say about the relationship between the US and Russia.

May 14 2019

7mins

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Rank #17: Andrew Sheng on China’s Corruption Conundrum

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Vows to target corruption are as old as the modern Chinese state itself, but President Xi Jinping has made rooting it out a signature piece of his governing strategy. As PS contributor Andrew Sheng notes, Xi’s program is both welcomed by the Chinese public, and necessary for securing the Communist Party’s continued legitimacy.

Dec 27 2017

23mins

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Rank #18: When Gender Bias Creates Unequal Health Systems | Asha George

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From #MeToo to gender identity, the zeitgeist has never been more amenable to shattering stereotypes and correcting wrongs. Yet health care remains stuck in the past. Asha George, Chair of Health Systems Global, describes how discrimination in health systems can create dangerous gaps in care.

Aug 13 2019

17mins

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Rank #19: Adrienne Klasa Unpacks Ramaphosa's Agenda in South Africa

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Only three months into his presidency, South Africa's Cyril Ramaphosa has already earned high marks for his economic and political reforms. But, as the Financial Times’ Adrienne Klasa notes, Ramaphosa’s biggest tests lie ahead, as he seeks to maintain momentum ahead of next year’s national election.

**Read more on the situation here --> http://bit.ly/2rxvKk2

May 08 2018

26mins

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Rank #20: Nina Khrushcheva on Russia in 2018 and Beyond

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With President Vladimir Putin the only viable candidate in the presidential election in March, a fourth term is all but guaranteed. Yet, as The New School’s Nina Khrushcheva explains, what isn’t certain is what another six years of Putin’s rule will mean for Russia, Europe, and the world.

Jan 30 2018

25mins

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