Coronavirus

What's behind Biden's not-so-green request for more oil? Gas prices

2021-08-15

The White House is worried about “the need for reliable and stable global energy markets,” according to a statement by national security adviser Jake Sullivan released on Wednesday...

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OPEC Will Boost Oil Output—But Don't Expect Lower Prices at the Pump

2021-07-24

Although more supplies will be coming to market, the economic impact of this decision will depend on issues of timing, royal rapprochement, and new COVID surges.

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Criticizing the Pandemic

2021-06-01

Many of the trends that were visible two years ago – from aging populations and failing states to nuclear proliferation and cyber insecurity – remain acute.

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The COVID Bubble

2021-03-04

With equity markets reaching new heights at a time of rising income and wealth inequality, it should be obvious that todays market mania will end in tears, reproducing the economic injustices of the 2008 crash...

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How texting makes stress worse

2021-02-22

If group chats give us solace and connection in a crisis, why do some of us feel burnt out and overwhelmed by them?

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Will Inflation Make a Comeback?

2021-02-22

Economic forecasting models have long been notoriously inaccurate in predicting inflation, and COVID-19 has further complicated the challenge...

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Doing Democracy During the Pandemic

2021-01-06

Social distancing laws, curfews, and track-and-trace technologies employed in the context of the COVID-19 crisis have been used to harass, detain, or sanction human-rights ...

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Five Cheers for 2021

2020-12-29

After a year of death, despair, and deep uncertainty, there are glimmers of light on the horizon. Not only is responsible leadership returning to the United States, but there is...

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Supply Chains and Demand

2020-12-15

The pandemic has shown that supply chains will need to be rethought, with more emphasis put on supplier diversification, domestic production, and stockpiling.

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Press statement: Prepaid Oil Sell is a Constitutional Violation in Iraq

2020-12-15

The parliamentary committee of Oil and |Power confirmed that selling oil in an advanced payment is a violation to...

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Kurdistan extends schooling’s suspension until next year

2020-12-02

The government of Kurdistan state announced school postponement until the Jan, 7th of the next year as the situation will be re-evaluate later.

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Iraqi Government shuts down Schools’ Cafeterias

2020-11-30

The Ministry of Education has ordered Schools Cafeterias to close their doors in the whole country...

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A Good but Incomplete Start to Debt Relief

2020-11-25

After initially responding to the pandemic induced economic crisis with an initiative to postpone developing countries debt payments, the G20 has now come back to the table to offer a more plausible solution. But the new common framework for....

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Al-Basra... the richest Iraq’s city and the poorest one

2020-11-19

Iraqi High Commission for Human Rights reported on Thursday an increase in poverty rate in Al-Basra governorate...

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Job Creation Is the New Game in Town

2020-11-19

Even if a successful rollout of a new COVID-19 vaccine causes the current health crisis to recede by next spring, the unemployment crisis will remain. That is especially true in the United Kingdom...

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Rethinking Resilience in Business

2020-11-07

COVID-19 is forcing firms to reimagine resilience. Instead of trying to strengthen their ability to resist change, companies must learn how to adapt and adjust ...

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How COVID-19 Will Increase Inequality in Emerging Markets and Developing Economies

2020-11-05

Emerging markets and developing economies grew consistently in the two decades before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, allowing for much-needed gains

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Capitalism After the Pandemic

2020-10-22

Getting the Recovery Right

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Listen to the Science

2020-10-22

There are also deepening social and economic crises. The pandemic has battered national economies, exacerbated many forms of inequality, and sown distrust and social unrest around the world...

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Capitalism isn't working anymore. Here's how the pandemic could change it forever

2020-10-20

Capitalism is in crisis. The pandemic could change it forever, in favor of workers and those in greatest need.

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The uncertain future of capitalism after coronavirus

2020-10-19

The pandemic made a global economic slowdown much worse. Maybe its time to rethink a system based on endless growth.

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Capitalism Is Broken. The Fix Begins With a Free Covid-19 Vaccine.

2020-10-19

Skewed public-private relationships, like pharmaceutical companies getting millions from taxpayers then overcharging for drugs, are just one part of the problem.

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The Coming Equity Shortage

2020-10-13

Firms that manage to survive until an effective COVID-19 vaccine is widely available will have a bright future but weak balance sheets. Innovative new private-equity funds, modeled on US special-purpose acquisition companies, could provide much-needed cap

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The deadly viruses that vanished without trace

2020-10-01

Scientists are only just starting to unravel why some viruses disappear, while others can linger and cause disease for centuries.

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