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Dominic Barton

Dominic Barton

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Dominic Barton, former global managing director of McKinsey & Company, is the Canadian ambassador to China. 

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  1. Meeting the Populist Challenge
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    Meeting the Populist Challenge

    Jan 18, 2017 Dominic Barton explains what business executives need to do to ensure that capitalism benefits everyone.

  2. Bridging the Infrastructure Gap
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    Bridging the Infrastructure Gap

    Jun 14, 2016 Dominic Barton debunks the conventional wisdom that fiscal constraints are blocking necessary investment.

  3. Catching the Digital Wave
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    Catching the Digital Wave

    Jan 15, 2016 Dominic Barton urges companies to focus in 2016 on digitizing the core components of their business.

  4. The Coming Productivity Revolution
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    The Coming Productivity Revolution

    Jan 22, 2015 Dominic Barton on how to unleash the main engines of global growth over the next half-century.

  5. Age of Disruption
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    Age of Disruption

    Jan 7, 2014 Dominic Barton explains why the global impact of the data revolution will surpass that of the Industrial Revolution.

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    The Fragile Fraternity of China and Russia

    Nina L. Khrushcheva doubts that two countries with such diverging interests will be able to build a lasting partnership.
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    The Global Economy Is More Vulnerable Than It Seems

    Bertrand Badré & Yves Tiberghien identify five factors driving a potentially catastrophic trend toward fragmentation.
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    The Myth of Central-Bank Independence

    Robert Skidelsky

    The Bank of England’s failure to respond effectively to the worst inflation in four decades underscores the need to abandon the outdated notion that fiscal and monetary policy can be kept separate. If governments are to be held responsible for investment and employment, they should also control interest rates.

    thinks the time has come to transfer power from technocrats back to elected officials.
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    The Gig Economy vs. America’s Workers

    Sandeep Vaheesan warns that proposed ballot initiatives in Massachusetts would legalize exploitative employment practices.
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    King Trump on Trial

    Richard K. Sherwin

    High-ranking Republican politicians have lately been turning up at Donald Trump’s New York City trial to demonstrate solidarity with the former president. But their attendance also serves a more alarming purpose: to validate Trump as a competing source of sovereign power, independent of the US Constitution and the rule of law.

    explains why a parade of Republican leaders have made appearances at the former president’s trial in New York.
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    Crunch Time for the Power Sector

    Michael Spence argues that developing flexible, stable, and resilient smart grids requires an expanded industrial policy.
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    The Rise of Mesoeconomics

    William H. Janeway details how a long-neglected field of economic study can be applied to today's most pressing policy challenges.
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    What the AI Pessimists Are Missing

    Michael R. Strain points out that the technology will help to address many of the risks it creates.
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    The Innocent Bystanders of College Protests

    Takatoshi Ito laments that a radical minority can disrupt the lives of so many in the broader university community.

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