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    The Second Green Revolution Will Be Digitized

    Maximo Torero explains why new technologies are essential to meeting the world’s food and climate goals.
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    Human Values for Artificial Intelligence

    Ana Palacio calls for a cooperative approach to regulating a potentially dangerous technology before it is too late.
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    Sympathy for the Algorithm

    Barry Eichengreen considers the philosophical, economic, and aesthetic questions raised by OpenAI’s release of ChatGPT.
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    AI in the Common Interest

    Gabriela Ramos & Mariana Mazzucato call for more robust governance of a sector that can no longer be left to its own devices.
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    All Progress Is Local

    Chris Bradley & Marc Canal Noguer show why granular data, not country-level analysis, must guide efforts to improve living standards.
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    Disrupting the Disruptors

    Roger McNamee considers what new economic conditions mean for an industry whose growth (and misbehavior) defined an era.
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    The Napoleons of Big Tech

    Bill Emmott sees in the industry’s harsh reckoning this year lessons that apparently can’t be learned often enough.
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    The Techno-Feudal Method to Musk’s Twitter Madness

    Yanis Varoufakis explains that the issue is neither vanity nor public service, but rather the need to acquire cloud capital.
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    Defending Democracies’ Information Infrastructure

    Anne-Marie Slaughter & Ben Scott propose a set of media reforms intended to restore citizens’ connection to a shared basis of facts.
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    The New European Frontier

    Giulio Boccaletti

    Given this summer's climate-driven disasters, one might think that the European political system would be devising comprehensive adaptation plans. But, despite some steps in the right direction, Europeans are only just waking up to the constitutional implications of a changing physical environment.

    thinks a changing climate will force the European Union finally to embrace its political nature.
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    The Poverty of Anti-Capitalism

    Harold James considers recent arguments against markets, globalization, and growth, finding them to be deeply flawed.
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    How Not to Fight Inflation

    Joseph E. Stiglitz sees little upside and much downside to further monetary-policy tightening by the US Federal Reserve.
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    Who Is Part of the Free World?

    Anne-Marie Slaughter urges US President Joe Biden to abandon a phrase that is better left in the twentieth century.
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    Realism About Techno-Optimism

    Gernot Wagner laments that public debate about climate solutions is long on political grandstanding and short on nuance.
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    PS Commentators Respond: Could the “Chinese Century” Belong to India?

    From demographics to trade to GDP growth, China is currently struggling precisely where India seems to be thriving. At a time when the global economy’s center of gravity is shifting to Asia, we asked PS commentators whether India’s rising star will soon outshine China’s.

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    Why Industrial Policy Is Back

    Ricardo Hausmann explains why economic theory has finally begun to catch up with centuries of economic practice.
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    Patriots in Name Only

    Richard K. Sherwin considers the implications of the Republican Party's challenge to the state's power to make and enforce law.
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    Assassinated Are the Peacemakers?

    Nina L. Khrushcheva highlights the grave risks that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky would incur by negotiating with Russia.

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