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Dominic Barton

Dominic Barton

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Dominic Barton, former global managing director of McKinsey & Company, is the Canadian ambassador to China. 

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  1. Meeting the Populist Challenge
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    Meeting the Populist Challenge

    Jan 18, 2017 Dominic Barton explains what business executives need to do to ensure that capitalism benefits everyone.

  2. Bridging the Infrastructure Gap
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    Bridging the Infrastructure Gap

    Jun 14, 2016 Dominic Barton debunks the conventional wisdom that fiscal constraints are blocking necessary investment.

  3. Catching the Digital Wave
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    Catching the Digital Wave

    Jan 15, 2016 Dominic Barton urges companies to focus in 2016 on digitizing the core components of their business.

  4. The Coming Productivity Revolution
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    The Coming Productivity Revolution

    Jan 22, 2015 Dominic Barton on how to unleash the main engines of global growth over the next half-century.

  5. Age of Disruption
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    Age of Disruption

    Jan 7, 2014 Dominic Barton explains why the global impact of the data revolution will surpass that of the Industrial Revolution.

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    The Key to Unlocking Africa’s Economic Potential

    Landry Signé explains why fostering trade integration and regional value chains is essential for the continent to prosper.
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    Geopolitical Davids and Goliaths

    Harold James considers lessons from smaller countries about how to wield power and influence in the twenty-first century.
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    Preparing for the Next Global Catastrophe

    José Manuel Barroso explains why global leaders must focus on creating equitable response mechanisms ahead of the next crisis.
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    Italy’s Next Government Must Tackle Climate Security

    Luca Bergamaschi shows why the country’s politicians can no longer afford to ignore a major threat to national security.
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    Europe and the New Non-Alignment

    Laurence Tubiana

    Despite the massive civilian suffering in Ukraine, many countries have been wary of taking sides, owing both to a perception of European double standards and to Russia’s leverage over energy and commodity prices. But while new geopolitical dynamics have complicated climate advocacy, they certainly haven't derailed it.

    sees both challenges and opportunities for climate policy in an era of geopolitical fragmentation.
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    The Sting of Climate Risk Is in the Tails

    Mark Cliffe thinks conventional models have overemphasized the long term at the expense of more immediate threats.
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    Should Humanities Professors Be Automated?

    Nicholas Agar considers the implications of recent successes with AI-generated academic research and writing.
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    Should Energy Companies’ Windfall Profits Be Taxed?

    Imposing a one-off tax on energy companies’ extraordinary profits might seem like a no-brainer at a time of soaring inflation, but the idea has more than a few detractors. As policymakers in a growing number of economies move ahead, we asked PS commentators whether they are right to do so.

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    The Global Necessity of American Democracy

    Javier Solana shows why the political health of the United States has become a matter of global concern.

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