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    The Future of Work in the AI Era

    Eric Posner concludes that widespread job displacement would be largely unmanagable, at least in the short run.
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    The Boring Truth About AI

    Amar Bhidé points out that the technology has long been following a typically diffuse and halting pattern of development.
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    Are We Ready for AI Creative Destruction?

    Daron Acemoglu proposes three principles to ensure that the benefits of the next wave of disruptive innovation outweigh the costs.
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    Can AI Learn to Obey the Law?

    Antara Haldar offers a conceptual framework for navigating current debates about regulation and governance.
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    America Must Lead on Crypto Regulation

    Dante Alighieri Disparte urges policymakers to take decisive action and set new rules for the industry in 2024.
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    A Breakthrough Opportunity for Global Governance

    Mubarak Al-Kuwari, et al. propose new international institutions to confront today’s AI-regulation and peacebuilding challenges.
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    Making Emerging Technologies Safe for Democracy

    Marietje Schaake & Steven Schuurman urge policymakers to focus on the social impact of digital innovation over industry profits.
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    What Is AI’s Place in History?

    Carlota Perez explains how to think about the technology's significance, and why such contextual thinking matters.
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    The Class Struggle in Silicon Valley

    Cory Doctorow explains how monopolistic platforms have turned once-pampered tech workers into expendable proletarians.
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    Negotiating a Bigger, Better World Bank

    Michael Krake & Wempi Saputra explain how a new framework will nudge countries to invest in projects that deliver global public goods.
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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 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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