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Josh Entsminger

Josh Entsminger

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Josh Entsminger is a PhD student in innovation and public policy at the UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose.

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  1. The Threat of Persuasive AI
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    The Threat of Persuasive AI

    Jan 3, 2024 Mark Esposito, et al. warn that society is practically defenseless against those who would use technology to automate manipulation.

  2. Who Will Establish Metaverse Ethics?
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    Who Will Establish Metaverse Ethics?

    Aug 17, 2022 Josh Entsminger, et al. highlight the urgency of providing oversight before tech companies make self-regulation the norm.

  3. Imagining a Global Digital Order
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    Imagining a Global Digital Order

    Dec 16, 2021 Josh Entsminger, et al. think a multilateral process is needed to prevent the trend toward fragmented regulatory models.

  4. Reimagining the Platform Economy
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    Reimagining the Platform Economy

    Feb 5, 2021 Mariana Mazzucato, et al. shine a spotlight on the critical issue of how value is created and allocated in the digital world.

  5. Whose Information?
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    Whose Information?

    Apr 27, 2020 Mark Esposito, et al. believe that reining in Big Tech will require policymakers to devise a new concept of digital agency.

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    A Big Step Forward for Liver Health

    Danjuma Adda explains how new hepatitis guidelines from the World Health Organization could reduce cancer deaths in Africa.
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    The Fragile Fraternity of China and Russia

    Nina L. Khrushcheva

    Vladimir Putin’s recent state visit to Beijing – his first trip abroad since being inaugurated for a fifth term – was practically a mirror image of Mao Zedong’s visit to Moscow 75 years ago, when Stalin looked down on his guest. There is little reason to think that the bilateral relationship will prove more resilient this time.

    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 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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