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I Robot

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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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    Abolish the Billionaires?

    Edoardo Campanella

    Even many of the wealthiest Americans would agree that the United States needs to overhaul its tax policies to restore a sense of social justice. But, notes Edoardo Campanella, Future of the World Fellow at IE University's Center for the Governance of Change, such reforms would not be enough to restart the engines of social mobility and promote greater equality of opportunity.

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