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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 to Democratize AI

    Bertrand Badré & Charles Gorintin propose an approach to the technology designed to ensure that its benefits are available to everyone.
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    A Progressive Green Growth Narrative

    Mariana Mazzucato offers a multi-pronged argument to counter the claim that fighting climate change is economically burdensome.
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    Confronting Our Four Biggest Economic Challenges

    Dani Rodrik outlines a broad agenda that national governments and international policymakers should pursue in 2024.
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    There Is No Alternative to Green Industrial Strategy

    Mariana Mazzucato & Greg Clark urge UK leaders to adopt a more comprehensive approach to climate and investment policies.
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    Europe’s Tech Regulation Is Not an Economic Policy

    Cristina Caffarra urges policymakers to embrace a new policy framework that prioritizes opportunities over efficiencies.
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    Freedom Without Justice

    Slavoj Žižek considers what an Albanian Marxist philosopher can tell us about liberty in today's world.
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    Laying Chicago Economics to Rest

    Antara Haldar looks back on 50 years of neoclassical economic orthodoxy and the damage it has wrought.

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    Reckoning With a New Authoritarian Bloc

    Joschka Fischer considers the implications of a northern Asian alliance that exists primarily to challenge American hegemony.
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    Is Europe Too Big for Further Enlargement?

    Ana Palacio warns that even if candidates meet accession criteria, decision-making processes would need to be reformed.
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    The Sino-American Trade War Benefits China’s Competitors

    Arvind Subramanian warns that escalating protectionism, while dangerous, could end up helping developing countries like India.
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    Is the Quad Becoming a Potemkin Alliance?

    Brahma Chellaney fears that US President Joe Biden’s conciliatory approach toward China is undermining Indo-Pacific security.
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    The High Costs of the New US Tariffs on Chinese EVs

    Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg

    Every time one set of protectionist measures against China disappoints, the United States escalates its economic war in the hope that additional restrictions will prove more effective. Yet by slapping massive tariffs on Chinese electric vehicles, America has laid bare its own hypocrisy and economic vulnerabilities.

    laments the Biden administration's embrace of costly, futile efforts to outcompete low-cost rivals.
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    How G7 Leaders Can Unlock Financing for Africa

    William Ruto

    With many African countries trapped in perpetual cycles of debt, financing investment in sustainable development has become increasingly difficult, if not impossible. The situation demands that wealthy countries step up and offer debt relief and cancellation, in addition to more concessional and long-term financing.

    urges wealthy countries to help bring the global financial system into line with the developing world's needs.
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    The Threat of Trumpflation and a Fed War

    J. Bradford DeLong thinks monetary hawks should be more worried about the return of a populist demagogue to the White House.
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    Is China Too Old to Get Rich?

    Yi Fuxian explains why the country’s rising median age is at the root of its current malaise.
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    The Dangerous Retreat into Protectionism

    Carl Bildt warns that nothing good will come from a more deeply fragmented global economy.

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