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La guerra fría tecnológica que se avecina

EL PAIS

La competencia entre Estados Unidos y China por el talento del siglo XXI, representado en el dominio del ‘big data’ y la inteligencia artificial, podría dar lugar a una reacción más aguda contra la globalización.

The Coming Technological Cold War

PROJECT SYNDICATE

The conflict between the United States and China over trade and technology is an increasingly high-stakes zero-sum affair. And it is not just about amassing data and talent to achieve economic and geostrategic primacy; like the original Cold War, it is also about the future of liberal democracy.

Is Pensioner Populism Here to Stay?

PROJECT SYNDICATE

It is often assumed that the rise of populism in Western democracies is primarily a response to economic insecurity and anger toward privileged elites. But the fact is that neither of those sentiments can be understood without also accounting for the political consequences of population aging.

The Global Nostalgia Epidemic

PROJECT SYNDICATE

Nostalgia has become a driving force behind nationalist movements the world over, and nowhere is this more true than in the case of Brexit. But as seven recent books show, the Brexiteers’ yearning for a return to their country’s supposedly glorious imperial past is not just fanciful, but also dangerous.


No es la tecnología, sino su gobernanza, lo que salvará la democracia

EL PAIS

El inmovilismo rara vez es una opción y las nuevas tecnologías no son intrínsecamente contrarias al orden liberal que las ha creado.

The Digital Revolution’s Silent Majority

PROJECT SYNDICATE

An abiding mystery of the twenty-first-century economy is tepid productivity growth despite the emergence of cutting-edge technologies with the potential to disrupt entire industries. But there could be a simple explanation: the attention these technologies receive is wildly disproportionate to their scale and scope.

Populism And The Need For A New Social Contract

SOCIAL EUROPE

The Western world is at the gates of a deep and prolonged political convulsion. What connects apparently isolated developments such as Brexit, the rise of the Front National in France, or the nomination of Donald Trump as Republican candidate to the presidency of the United States, is a broad breakdown of trust in the liberal order and the elites that represent it.

The Digital Revolution’s Silent Majority

PROJECT SYNDICATE

An abiding mystery of the twenty-first-century economy is tepid productivity growth despite the emergence of cutting-edge technologies with the potential to disrupt entire industries. But there could be a simple explanation: the attention these technologies receive is wildly disproportionate to their scale and scope.