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Mordecai Kurz

Mordecai Kurz

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Mordecai Kurz is Emeritus Professor of Economics at Stanford University and the author, most recently, of The Market Power of Technology: Understanding the Second Gilded Age (Columbia University Press, 2023).

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  1. How Capitalism Became a Threat to Democracy
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    How Capitalism Became a Threat to Democracy

    Mar 15, 2024 Mordecai Kurz examines the economic policies and market dynamics that have ushered in America's Second Gilded Age.

  2. Reform Antitrust and Patent Laws Now
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    Reform Antitrust and Patent Laws Now

    Jan 24, 2024 Mordecai Kurz outlines the legal changes needed to rein in Big Tech’s market power and restore meaningful competition.

  3. Market Power Is Permanent, and Technological Competition Does Not Remove It
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    Market Power Is Permanent, and Technological Competition Does Not Remove It

    Dec 1, 2023 Mordecai Kurz shows that technological change leads not to disruption, but to deeper, more enduring forms of market power.

  4. Who Cares About Big Tech’s Displaced Workers?
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    Who Cares About Big Tech’s Displaced Workers?

    Apr 20, 2018 Mordecai Kurz explains how IT innovation is boosting corporate monopoly power and, with it, wage stagnation and inequality.

  5. The New Monopolists
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    The New Monopolists

    Sep 22, 2017 Mordecai Kurz examines how growth patterns in the IT sector are widening income and wealth disparities.

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    What Climate-Vulnerable Developing Countries Need Right Now

    Mia Amor Mottley & Wale Edun propose a blueprint to unlock financing and kickstart investment in adaptation and clean energy.
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    Two Cheers for Identity Politics

    James Livingston argues that critics of the contemporary focus on issues of race, gender, and sexuality are ignoring history.
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    What the Next EU Leadership Must Do

    Carl Bildt offers a broad outline of the bloc's biggest challenges following this month's European Parliament election.
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    China Must Not Choose the Next Dalai Lama

    Brahma Chellaney urges the US and India to work together to protect the more than 600-year-old institution.
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    The New EU Leadership Must Unite on China

    Anders Fogh Rasmussen urges whoever takes over the bloc's foreign-policy portfolio to do more to deter Chinese aggression.
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    The Evolution of Empire

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    The history of Britain's conquest of India and humiliation of China shows that empire is very much still with us today. Though Americans tend to bristle at the idea, their own military, technological, and commercial power is as imperial and pervasive as Britain’s territorial dominance ever was.

    traces the enduring role of imperial power from the eighteenth century to the present.
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    If Democracy Isn’t Pro-Worker, It Will Die

    Daron Acemoglu argues that populists are making inroads because industrialized economies aren't delivering what was promised.
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    The Financial Risks of France’s Snap Election

    Brigitte Granville thinks political stalemate is a greater threat to European stability than a far-right government.
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    A Far-Right Resurgence in Europe?

    Many observers breathed a sigh of relief at the results of the European Parliament elections, because the widely predicted far-right surge did not dislodge traditional conservatives. But even if far-right forces do not dominate the next European Parliament, they have gained ground, particularly in France and Germany. Can mainstream politicians and parties reverse this trend?

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