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The Innovation Revolution

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In Project Syndicate’s exclusive series The Innovation Revolution, the world’s leading experts in architecture, industrial design, medical research, economics, and other fields examine the causes and consequences of breakthrough innovations in communications, transport, energy (and energy storage), biotechnology, and similarly crucial sectors.

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  1. Keep the Internet Tax-Free
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    Keep the Internet Tax-Free

    Dec 8, 2014 Robert D. Atkinson & Ben Miller uses a recently proposed Hungarian law to show why taxing digital technology is bad for growth.

  2. Ebola and Innovation
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    Ebola and Innovation

    Dec 5, 2014 Muhammad Hamid Zaman sees two crucial lessons to be learned from the current outbreak.

  3. The Drag on E-Cigarettes
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    The Drag on E-Cigarettes

    Nov 24, 2014 Jacques Le Houezec wants governments and health authorities to recognize the lifesaving potential of e-cigarettes.

  4. The Urban Village
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    The Urban Village

    Nov 4, 2014 Carlo Ratti & Matthew Claudel explore the potential of computational social science to show why cities thrive.

  5. Who Killed the Nokia Phone?
    Who killed the nokia phone Brian Rasic/ZumaPress

    Who Killed the Nokia Phone?

    Oct 14, 2014 Pekka Nykänen & Merina Salminen find essential lessons in the end of one of Europe's biggest technology success stories.

  6. Mine Your Digital Business
    Mine your own business Mark Ahlness/Flickr

    Mine Your Digital Business

    Oct 9, 2014 Nathan Eagle wants Internet users to be able to sell the passive data that they generate.

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    The Kremlin’s Suicidal Imperialism

    Nina L. Khrushcheva argues that the illegal annexation of four more Ukrainian territories will handicap future Russian leaders.
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    What Caused the Ukraine War?

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr. considers the deep, intermediate, and immediate factors behind Russia’s invasion.
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    Why Businesses Misbehave

    Daron Acemoglu thinks narratives about heroic entrepreneurs and villainous tycoons are a distraction from what matters most.
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    J. Bradford DeLong on US inflation, redistribution, economic dogma, and more

    J. Bradford DeLong explains how the US Federal Reserve is undermining market and investor confidence, urges US Democrats to uphold supply-side progressivism, and proposes a straightforward approach to addressing the problems of distribution and utilization.
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    Helen Clark at Investing in Health for All

    Helen Clark delivers the closing keynote address at our October 2022 virtual event, Investing in Health for All.
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    Back to the Brink in Iran

    Amin Saikal explains why the regime may no longer be able to quell popular protest with force alone.
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    Xi Jinping’s Radioactive Friend

    Charles Tannock thinks China’s president must be having second thoughts about his alliance with Vladimir Putin.
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    All the King’s Games

    Kaushik Basu sheds light on the shadowy machinations and oppressive tactics that help authoritarian rulers stay in power.
  9. pisaniferry138_Constantin JohnnyGetty Images_EUmap Constantin Johnny/Getty Images

    How to Build the European Political Community

    Jean Pisani-Ferry & Daniela Schwarzer urge those attending the EU's upcoming Prague summit to establish ambitious goals and a long-term timetable.

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