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Carbon pricing dropped from new Franco-German treaty

France and Germany cemented their historic post-war reconciliation with the signing of a new Elysée treaty on 22 January. But the text no longer mentions carbon pricing among new bilateral initiatives. (EURACTIV)

Chilling Davos: A Bleak Warning on Global Division and Debt

In a letter, written by Seth A. Klarman, a billionaire investor known for his sober and meticulous analysis of the investing world, a huge red flag about global social tensions, rising debt levels and receding American leadership is set. (New York Times)

Dani Rodrik: The Left’s Choice

In the face of resurgent right-wing populism, the left’s relative weakness partly reflects the decline of unions and organized labor groups, which have historically formed the backbone of leftist and socialist movements. But four decades of ideological abdication has also played an important role. (Project Syndicate)

Joseph E. Stiglitz: From Yellow Vests to the Green New Deal

The grassroots movement behind the Green New Deal offers a ray of hope to the badly battered establishment: they should embrace it, flesh it out, and make it part of the progressive agenda. We need something positive to save us from the ugly wave of populism, nativism, and proto-fascism that is sweeping the world. (Project Syndicate)