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    Shenzhen’s Next Transformation

    Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng consider the future of a small fishing village that became a global innovation hub.
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    The Digital Economy’s Growing Time Tax

    Diane Coyle explains why, instead of simplifying daily life, technological innovation is making it more burdensome.
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    Embracing the AI-Energy-Climate Nexus

    Sultan Al Jaber touts the enormous potential of the emerging technology for reducing emissions.
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    Harnessing AI for the Common Good

    Lenny Mendonca urges policymakers to play a more active role in shaping the future of emerging technologies.
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    How Techno-Libertarians Fell in Love with Big Government

    Quinn Slobodian argues Silicon Valley investors are against the state only insofar as it is not enriching them personally.
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    Can AI Foster a Global Consciousness?

    Jamie Metzl explains how the technology could help people incorporate a collective purpose into their traditional beliefs.
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    The High Cost of GPT-4o

    Angela Huyue Zhang & S. Alex Yang warn that OpenAI's new multimodal AI tool is designed to gobble up user data, much of which is copyrighted.
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    The Right Way to Regulate AI

    Joshua Gans argues that the key is to identify and reverse the technology’s unwelcome consequences soon after they appear.
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    Human Capital for the Age of Generative AI

    Simon Johnson & Eric Hazan explain how adoption of the technology could help suitably qualified workers climb the wage ladder.
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    Rich Countries Must Meet Their Biodiversity Financing Pledges

    Mary Robinson urges international policymakers to use the upcoming COP16 summit to close the nature-finance gap.
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    Inequality Spurs Democratic Backsliding

    Susan Stokes shows that countries with fairer economies are less likely to succumb to authoritarian populism.
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    Bracing for a More Inflationary World

    Raghuram G. Rajan thinks central banks will remain under pressure to maintain tighter policies over the medium term.
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    The Irrationality of EU Tariffs on Chinese EVs

    Daniel Gros argues that Europe should be both subsidizing its own green industries and welcoming low-cost green imports.
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    Do We Need a Plaza Accord 2.0?

    Koichi Hamada thinks that policymakers should instead focus on the benefits provided by a flexible exchange-rate regime.
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    The False Distinction Between Industrial and Economic Policy

    Célestin Monga explains why differentiating between “vertical” and “horizontal” government intervention does not hold water.
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    Don’t Be Fooled by China’s Third Plenum

    Stephen S. Roach reminds Western observers that the Chinese government's real priorities are very different from their own.
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    What the New Left Needs

    Dani Rodrik

    The new left that is emerging in Europe and the US must confront head-on both the new structure of the economy and the productivity imperative. Only then will it turn into the genuine political movement of the future and a credible alternative against today's populist far right.

    sketches a worker-focused economic program that can take the wind out of right-wing populists' sails.
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    What to Make of the New Russia-North Korea Alliance

    Yoon Young-kwan

    A new military alliance between Russia and North Korea has unnerved China as much as it has the United States and its Asian allies, owing to its potential to destabilize all of Northeast Asia. In developing its response, the West should leverage this strategic incongruence between China and its junior allies.

    thinks a new treaty introduces major new risks that could force China to rein in its junior partners.

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