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Mass displacement of human labor is nothing new, but the spread of artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things raises the prospect of an unprecedented wave of technology-driven job losses, with adequate replacement employment nowhere in sight.  How can we embrace the possibilities of radical innovation while addressing the threat of large-scale unemployment and a spike in inequality?

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    Where Will Fumio Kishida Take Japan?

    Takatoshi Ito

    Japan’s next prime minister will have more than enough time in office to introduce and implement an economic policy agenda of his choice. But while he has called for a move away from “neoliberalism,” it remains to be seen how far he will go in pursuing a new vision of capitalism.

    considers the knowns and unknowns of the new prime minister’s economic-policy agenda.
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    The G20 and the Means to Climate Safety

    Jeffrey D. Sachs

    At the group’s upcoming meeting in Rome, many member governments will press for more ambitious action to address climate change. But these governments must also be prepared to call out the climate laggards, starting with the United States.

    lists six imperatives that should guide policymakers’ efforts to achieve net-zero emissions by mid-century.

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