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Austerity is not the only way to save our overextended planet. A simpler life might be both more pleasurable and more equal.

Kate Soper

We must reject the legal liberalism that attempts to cordon off constitutional questions from democratic politics.

Joseph Fishkin William E. Forbath

The United States ranked first on health security; then came COVID-19. In place of technocratic hubris, we need robust new forms of democratic humility.

Sheila Jasanoff

To generate local, inclusive prosperity, cities must think beyond tech accelerators and science parks and instead embrace a wider range of innovation strategies.

Dan Breznitz

Market fundamentalism has failed to improve economic and social conditions. Now, we need a mission-oriented approach to the economy that embraces an active role for government in spurring growth and innovation.

Mariana Mazzucato Rainer Kattel Josh Ryan-Collins

AI can be used to increase human productivity, create jobs and shared prosperity, and protect and bolster democratic freedoms—but only if we modify our approach.

Daron Acemoglu
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Biden may have rejoined the Paris Agreement, but diplomacy isn’t enough. To decarbonize the economy, we must integrate bottom-up, local experimentation with top-down, global cooperation.

Charles Sabel, David G. Victor
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If women’s suffrage was the battle of the twentieth century, women’s representation will be the battle of the twenty-first.

Jennifer M. Piscopo

Besides overturning the very structure of higher education virtually overnight, COVID-19 will also accelerate a number of troubling longer-term trends—including less public funding and a migration of courses online.

Jeffrey Aaron Snyder
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A political appeal to “the people” is a central element of democratic societies. Can we imagine a revitalized, multiracial populist politics today?

Adom Getachew
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There are two problems with anger: it is morally corrupting, and it is completely correct. 

Agnes Callard
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For the sake of justice and democracy, we need a progressive wealth tax.

Emmanuel Saez, Gabriel Zucman
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For decades, shareholder primacy has obscured the fact that employees should do well when businesses do well.

Lenore Palladino
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