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Roland Kupers

Roland Kupers

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Roland Kupers, an adviser on complexity, resilience, and energy transition, is a fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Amsterdam and a co-author of Complexity and the Art of Public Policy and A Climate Policy Revolution.

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  1. How the Pandemic Can Revolutionize Climate Policy
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    How the Pandemic Can Revolutionize Climate Policy

    Aug 26, 2020 Roland Kupers explains why the systems-science approach to combating COVID-19 should be applied to greenhouse-gas emissions.

  2. Getting the Inequality We Want
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    Getting the Inequality We Want

    May 4, 2018 Roland Kupers calls on politicians to establish specific targets, using the Gini coefficient as their guide.

  3. A Green Alternative to Austerity?
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    A Green Alternative to Austerity?

    May 17, 2012 Roland Kupers

  4. The Birth of a Power Source
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    The Birth of a Power Source

    Nov 1, 2011 Roland Kupers

  5. The End of Nuclear Power
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    The End of Nuclear Power

    Apr 25, 2011 Roland Kupers

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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

    A growing body of literature focusing on the domain between the microeconomic and the macroeconomic has become increasingly relevant in a world beset by supply shocks. Armed with such insights, those designing industrial policies will have a better chance of achieving their overlapping economic- and national-security goals.

    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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    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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    Defining Success in Ukraine

    Richard Haass calls for a shift to a defensive posture and efforts to bring about a long-term ceasefire.
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    A Unified Western Strategy for Ukraine

    Anders Åslund proposes a maximalist approach to military aid to replace the current piecemeal injections of old weapons.

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