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  • “It is better to ask forgiveness than permission” has been the mantra of the digital revolution so far, and one should not expect that to change with artificial intelligence. For those already in a position to dominate this potentially groundbreaking sector, the opportunities are too enticing to miss.

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      Saving Economics from the Economists

      Clara Mattei & Aditya Singh

      The “depoliticization” of economic discourse is a political project aimed at foreclosing any viable alternative to capitalism. To empower workers and resist today’s exploitative capital order, we must revive the lost tradition of classical political economy.

      trace the roots of the discipline’s indifference to social justice to early-twentieth-century Italy.
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      A Big, Ominous Year for Democracy

      Bronwen Maddox explains why the biggest election year in history comes at an inauspicious moment for popular governance.
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      East Asia’s Evolving Regional Order

      Andrew Yeo identifies the major political and economic trends that will shape key countries' near-term prospects.
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      A Tax on Robots?

      Yanis Varoufakis has an alternative to Bill Gates's suggestion for offsetting the social costs of automation.
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      What Is AI’s Place in History?

      Carlota Perez explains how to think about the technology's significance, and why such contextual thinking matters.
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      Navigating the AI Hype Cycle

      Aswath Damodaran explains how investors and business leaders should be thinking about the next big wave of innovation.
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      Big Tech, But Bigger

      Margaret O'Mara explains how the AI boom will differ from the 1990s-2000s internet boom to which it is often compared.
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      The Class Struggle in Silicon Valley

      Cory Doctorow explains how monopolistic platforms have turned once-pampered tech workers into expendable proletarians.
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      Should Workers Fear AI?

      Christopher Pissarides explains why common concerns about looming technological unemployment and displacement are overblown.
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      Governments Must Shape AI’s Future

      Mariana Mazzucato & Fausto Gernone urge policymakers to see themselves as proactive participants in technological innovation and market-making.
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      How China Bungled Techno-Development

      Ya-Wen Lei shows why a historic economic opportunity is in the process of being missed.
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      A New Engine for Human Learning and Growth

      Shruti Rajagopalan explains what AI could do for India and many other countries in the Global South.

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