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Klaus Schwab

Klaus Schwab

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Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, is co-author of The Great Narrative: For a Better Future (Forum Publishing, 2022).

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  1. The Key to Responsible AI Development
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    The Key to Responsible AI Development

    Apr 24, 2023 Klaus Schwab & Cathy Li call for the creation of robust shared guidelines for generative artificial intelligence.

  2. Envisioning Governance 4.0
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    Envisioning Governance 4.0

    Jan 17, 2022 Klaus Schwab argues that tackling today’s global challenges will require a transformation of institutions and leadership.

  3. An Interview with Klaus Schwab
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    An Interview with Klaus Schwab

    Feb 9, 2021 Klaus Schwab praises New Zealand’s Living Standards Framework, suggests how companies can help address inequality, and offers reasons for hope that stakeholder capitalism is gaining ground.

  4. A New “Year Zero”
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    A New “Year Zero”

    Jan 12, 2021 Klaus Schwab identifies three broad trends that could set the stage for a global renewal of historic proportions.

  5. Post-COVID Capitalism
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    Post-COVID Capitalism

    Oct 12, 2020 Klaus Schwab thinks that now is the time to start reassessing sacred cows and disposing of defunct ideologies.

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    A Weak, Uneven Global Recovery

    Eswar Prasad & Caroline Smiltneks explain why domestic political divisions and inflationary pressures jeopardize current market optimism.
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    Will Cambridge Support Free Speech?

    Peter Singer examines the university’s ongoing case against Nathan Cofnas, a research fellow who advocates “race realism.”
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    Can China Get Out of Its Rut?

    China’s authorities have powerful economic-policy levers at their disposal to achieve their 5% growth target this year and put the economy on a more sustainable long-term growth path. But several trends – from the shift toward state capitalism to population aging to the loss of goodwill between Chinese and Americans – could thwart China’s ambition to join the ranks of high-income countries by mid-century.

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    China Stifles Its Own Debate

    Stephen S. Roach

    For more than two decades, the China Development Forum was a meeting where foreign business, political, and academic leaders could debate the state of the Chinese economy with the country’s highest leaders. But this year’s gathering eschewed open and honest dialogue, in favor of telling only “good stories” about China.

    bemoans the transformation of the country’s most important platform for open dialogue into a schmooze-fest.
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    Leaving Africa’s Colonial-Era Currency Will Be Hard, But May Be Wise

    Peter Doyle considers how exiting the CFA franc zone could benefit Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger, despite the challenges.
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    Europe’s War Jitters

    Shlomo Ben-Ami urges EU member states to prepare for the possibility of the US abandoning its NATO commitments.
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    Governments Must Shape AI’s Future

    Mariana Mazzucato & Fausto Gernone

    As with social media, the incentives around AI are aligned for rent extraction, where large companies, acting as intermediaries, amass profits at others’ expense. Governments urgently need to step in to ensure that the technology is being designed and brought to market in ways that will serve the common good.

    urge policymakers to see themselves as proactive participants in technological innovation and market-making.
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    How Guyana Became Latin America’s Leading Development Lab

    Iván Duque Márquez highlights the current government’s unique approach to managing its renewable and non-renewable resources.
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    Beating Back Populists at the Grassroots

    Sławomir Sierakowski interprets the seemingly mixed results of recent municipal and provincial elections in Poland.

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