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    Maxims for the AI Age

    Reid Hoffman

    Far too often, debates about technology, innovation, and progress fall into crude dichotomies – humans versus machines, utopia versus dystopia – that distract from the matter at hand. Rather than fixating on extremes, we should adopt a more nuanced and historically informed view of our tools, and of ourselves.

    offers six principles to guide our thinking about the technology's potential risks and rewards.
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    The Indian Election and the Country’s Economic Future

    Raghuram G. Rajan

    Economically, India today feels like a place of limitless possibilities. But with only a narrow window in which to grow rich before it grows old, the policy decisions it makes today will have an outsize influence on its future prospects.

    worries that the country will squander its massive potential by trying to emulate China's growth strategy.
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    Europe’s Carbon Border Tax Advances the Fight Against Climate Change

    Jeffrey Frankel shows how the European Union’s carbon-price mechanism could encourage other countries to follow suit.
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    Central Banks’ New-Old Inflationary Bias

    Kenneth Rogoff explains why policymakers are more likely to risk higher prices during periods of economic uncertainty.
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    Can AI Improve Family Life?

    Anne-Marie Slaughter & Avni Patel Thompson foresee parents and other caregivers spending more time on meaningful activities, and less time on drudgery.
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    Iran’s Succession Crisis Is a Legitimacy Crisis

    Abbas Milani explains why few Iranians within or outside the country truly mourn the death of President Ebrahim Raisi.
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    The Dilemmas of the Dollar

    Barry Eichengreen asks whether anything can or should be done about the greenback's strength, especially against Asian currencies.
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    The “Billions to Trillions” Charade

    Jayati Ghosh explains why using development banks' resources to incentivize private-sector finance is unlikely to succeed.
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    What’s Driving the Global Gold Rush?

    Harold James considers the political factors pushing the price of the “barbarous relic” to all-time highs.
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  1. Iran’s Succession Crisis Is a Legitimacy Crisis
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    Iran’s Succession Crisis Is a Legitimacy Crisis

    May 27, 2024 Abbas Milani explains why few Iranians within or outside the country truly mourn the death of President Ebrahim Raisi.

  2. Central Banks’ New-Old Inflationary Bias
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    Central Banks’ New-Old Inflationary Bias

    May 27, 2024 Kenneth Rogoff explains why policymakers are more likely to risk higher prices during periods of economic uncertainty.

  3. Can AI Improve Family Life?
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    Can AI Improve Family Life?

    May 27, 2024 Anne-Marie Slaughter & Avni Patel Thompson foresee parents and other caregivers spending more time on meaningful activities, and less time on drudgery.

  4. Maxims for the AI Age
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    Maxims for the AI Age

    May 27, 2024 Reid Hoffman offers six principles to guide our thinking about the technology's potential risks and rewards.

  5. Europe’s Carbon Border Tax Advances the Fight Against Climate Change
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    Europe’s Carbon Border Tax Advances the Fight Against Climate Change

    May 24, 2024 Jeffrey Frankel shows how the European Union’s carbon-price mechanism could encourage other countries to follow suit.

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    The Indian Election and the Country’s Economic Future

    Raghuram G. Rajan

    Economically, India today feels like a place of limitless possibilities. But with only a narrow window in which to grow rich before it grows old, the policy decisions it makes today will have an outsize influence on its future prospects.

    worries that the country will squander its massive potential by trying to emulate China's growth strategy.
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    The Rise of Mesoeconomics

    William H. Janeway explains how a long-neglected field of economic study can be applied to today's most pressing policy challenges.
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    Adekeye Adebajo on the Non-Aligned Movement, United Nations peacekeeping, African institution-building, and more

    Adekeye Adebajo argues that Israel’s war in Gaza is accelerating the trend toward global apartheid, highlights the strengths and weaknesses of United Nations peacekeeping missions, criticizes the militarization of US engagement with Africa, and more.
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    How Exceptional Is China’s Crony-Capitalist Boom?

    Yuen Yuen Ang explains how corruption both drove the country's GDP growth and sowed the seeds for its current economic problems.
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    India’s Despotic Election

    Debasish Roy Chowdhury explains how Prime Minister Narendra Modi has eroded democratic safeguards and stacked the deck in his favor.
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    Alison L. LaCroix on the US Supreme Court, immigration policy, federalism, and more

    Alison L. LaCroix explains why “originalist” methods of constitutional interpretation are deeply ahistorical, describes the zero-sum relationship between state and federal power in modern America, identifies possible historical analogues for the upcoming US presidential election, and more.

“It is better to ask forgiveness than permission” has been the mantra of the digital revolution so far, and one should not expect that to change with artificial intelligence. For those already in a position to dominate this potentially groundbreaking sector, the opportunities are too enticing to miss.

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    How Europe Can Get the Green Deal Done

    Simone Tagliapietra proposes EU-level measures that would help offset the negative distributional effects of climate policy.
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    How G7 Leaders Can Unlock Financing for Africa

    William Ruto

    With many African countries trapped in perpetual cycles of debt, financing investment in sustainable development has become increasingly difficult, if not impossible. The situation demands that wealthy countries step up and offer debt relief and cancellation, in addition to more concessional and long-term financing.

    urges wealthy countries to help bring the global financial system into line with the developing world's needs.
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    Only Public-Private Cooperation Can Accelerate Decarbonization

    Francesco La Camera & Bruce Douglas explain how to translate political commitments into actual wind turbines and solar panels.

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  4. Peter Singer When Is Criticism of Israel Anti-Semitic?

Africa’s economic rise is a world-changing development, but the sources of its emerging strength – and lingering weaknesses – are little understood. W…

  1. Kingsley Moghalu Africa Can’t Prosper Without Regional Trade
  2. William Ruto How G7 Leaders Can Unlock Financing for Africa
  3. Rachel Ruto Clean Cooking Advances Women’s Empowerment

Today’s media landscape is littered with landmines: open hostility from illiberal and autocratic regimes, mounting censorship in countries such as Hungary, Turkey,…

  1. Jodie Ginsberg Our Freedoms Depend on Press Freedom
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As the COVID-19 crisis escalates, PS commentators assess its implications for the economy, propose policy responses, and consider what might – and sho…

  1. Gordon Brown Getting the Pandemic Treaty Across the Finish Line
  2. Rachel Glennerster The Pandemic Financing Developing Countries Need
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