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Margrethe Vestager

Margrethe Vestager

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Margrethe Vestager is Executive Vice President of the European Commission.

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  1. Tearing Down Big Tech’s Walls
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    Tearing Down Big Tech’s Walls

    Mar 9, 2023 Margrethe Vestager highlights the contours of the European Union’s ambitious new legislation for the industry.

  2. Declaring Our Digital Rights
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    Declaring Our Digital Rights

    Feb 7, 2022 Margrethe Vestager touts the European Commission’s proposed blueprint to ensure that cyberspace is safe and accessible for all.

  3. Europe’s Digital Future
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    Europe’s Digital Future

    May 21, 2021 Margrethe Vestager interviewed by Anu Bradford on the thinking behind the European Union's latest wave of digital regulations, and what comes next.

  4. Why Europe’s Digital Decade Matters
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    Why Europe’s Digital Decade Matters

    Mar 10, 2021 Margrethe Vestager & Josep Borrell tout the European Union's new initiative for shaping technological governance at the global level.

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    Banking on the World Bank’s Knowledge

    Wempi Saputra identifies three areas in which the organization’s client countries could use more guidance.
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    The Algorithm and Its Discontents

    Mariana Mazzucato & Ilan Strauss

    Deploying algorithms to maximize user engagement is how Big Tech firms maximize shareholder value, with short-term profits often overriding longer-term business objectives. Now that AI is poised to supercharge the platform economy, new rules and governance structures are urgently needed to safeguard the public.

    propose five principles to ensure that the digital economy serves the public good before short-term profit.
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    Judgment Days for Democracy

    Nicholas Reed Langen suspects that judges will play an increasingly central role in protecting democracy against populist assaults.
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    A Global Cash-Transfer Fund Could End Extreme Poverty

    Cina Lawson & Rory Stewart

    Cash transfers offer a transformative solution to multidimensional poverty, by enhancing dozens of outcomes simultaneously. They have already proven effective, adaptable, and replicable, and now they are becoming more attainable every year with growing mobile coverage and improved digital infrastructure.

    show that the conditions are ripe for deploying lump-sum payments to the world’s poorest people.
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    The Drums of US-China Cyber War

    Stephen S. Roach worries that irrational Sinophobia has become America's new bipartisan political orthodoxy.
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    Japan as Number Four

    Takatoshi Ito hopes the news that the economy has slipped from third place globally will serve as a wake-up call.
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    The Financial March to War

    Harold James explains how currency wars and speculation could feature in today’s great-power conflicts.
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    A Stablecoin Pilot in China?

    Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng see an opportunity in Hong Kong’s efforts to establish a regulatory regime for issuers of the cryptoasset.
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    The War for the West

    Ivan Krastev interviewed by Sławomir Sierakowski about the conflict in Ukraine and the challenges facing Western democracies in a changing world.

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