Europe and the Conflict in the Digital Domain
Europe’s security and financial strength are under threat from its lack of technological leadership. As conflicts and geopolitics become increasingly digitalized, Oscar Jonsson looks at how Europe can ensure its cyber sovereignty and prevent itself from falling behind in the tech arms race.
19 /11 /2020
The Revenge of the Precariat
Just as the COVID-19 pandemic has shone a spotlight on often-overlooked essential workers, so should it increase our appreciation for the back-end labor that goes into the digital economy. Most of today's tech giants simply wouldn't exist without the contributions of "low-skilled" workers.
18 /11 /2020
Representation, Now Taxation
Biden will inherit a tax system rigged to deepen inequality. He’ll need corporate America’s help to fix it.
09 /11 /2020
Free Trade Is Over
Under a potential Biden administration, protectionism may be more targeted and subtle—but it isn’t going anywhere.
05 /11 /2020
America’s Inequality Election
In 2016, Trump triumphed in places where inequality is lower but economies are more stagnant. But now inequality is rising everywhere.
03 /11 /2020
How to Govern the New Digital Domain
For too long, and on too many issues, policymakers have left the governance of technology in the hands of those who design it. Governments face three imperatives in mitigating the digital economy’s negative effects, and they can no longer afford to stand by.
20 /10 /2020
Your data’s being sold to undermine society’s well-being; here’s how to get it back
Every night, your phone sends your personal information to corporations around the world. The impact of the 'data economy' has been catastrophic, both personally and politically. Here the author of Privacy Is Power explains how you can start to take the power back.
07 /10 /2020
The Siren Song of Scranton
Since the Industrial Revolution, economic activity has tended to concentrate in a few ever-expanding urban hubs. But now that the COVID-19 crisis has acquainted everyone with the benefits of remote work, many of the factors that have traditionally attracted talent and capital to megacities are suddenly in flux.
02 /09 /2020
Challenges of Central Bank Digital Currencies and Cryptocurrencies
THE DAILY CHAIN
Have cryptocurrencies failed their own vision? Are we better off with digital currencies issued by central banks? And who should govern the very foundation of money?
05 /08 /2020