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Klaus Schwab

Klaus Schwab

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Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, is co-author of The Great Narrative: For a Better Future (Forum Publishing, 2022).

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  1. The Key to Responsible AI Development
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    The Key to Responsible AI Development

    Apr 24, 2023 Klaus Schwab & Cathy Li call for the creation of robust shared guidelines for generative artificial intelligence.

  2. Envisioning Governance 4.0
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    Envisioning Governance 4.0

    Jan 17, 2022 Klaus Schwab argues that tackling today’s global challenges will require a transformation of institutions and leadership.

  3. An Interview with Klaus Schwab
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    An Interview with Klaus Schwab

    Feb 9, 2021 Klaus Schwab praises New Zealand’s Living Standards Framework, suggests how companies can help address inequality, and offers reasons for hope that stakeholder capitalism is gaining ground.

  4. A New “Year Zero”
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    A New “Year Zero”

    Jan 12, 2021 Klaus Schwab identifies three broad trends that could set the stage for a global renewal of historic proportions.

  5. Post-COVID Capitalism
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    Post-COVID Capitalism

    Oct 12, 2020 Klaus Schwab thinks that now is the time to start reassessing sacred cows and disposing of defunct ideologies.

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    The Ozone Layer’s Recovery Shows How to Protect the Planet

    Robert Redford & Xiye Bastida highlight the critical role of international cooperation in preserving the planet’s habitability.
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    The Middle East Needs a Ceasefire Now

    Daoud Kuttab explains why the latest escalation could lead to a truce instead of an all-out military showdown.
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    Overcoming the Development-Project Implementation Gap

    Jorge Moreira da Silva & Jorge Moreira da Silva highlights ways to strengthen the International Development Association’s already-powerful impact.
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    Developing Countries’ Liquidity Crisis Is Not Over

    Ishac Diwan & Vera Songwe urge global policymakers to prevent mass insolvency and finance urgent climate projects.
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    America’s Manufacturing Renaissance Will Create Few Good Jobs

    Dani Rodrik

    Many countries’ recent experiences show that boosting manufacturing employment is like chasing a fast-receding target. Automation and skill-biased technology have made it extremely unlikely that manufacturing can be the labor-absorbing activity it once was, which means that the future of “good jobs” must be created in services.

    shows why policies to boost employment in the twenty-first century ultimately must focus on services.
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    Minxin Pei on China’s economy, surveillance state, repression of dissent, and more

    Minxin Pei doubts China’s government is willing to do what is needed to restore growth, describes the low-tech approaches taken by the country’s vast security apparatus, considers the Chinese social-credit system’s repressive potential, and more.
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    Who Should Decide If It’s Genocide?

    David Alton, et al. urge British policymakers to take a proactive approach to addressing mass-atrocity crimes.
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    The Bretton Woods Institutions We Need

    Joaquim Levy, et al. explain how the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank can rise to current global challenges.
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    The World Cannot Afford to Ignore the Poorest Countries

    Indermit Gill & M. Ayhan Kose warn that a growing gap between the world’s haves and have-nots will undercut global goals.

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