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Francis Fukuyama, Senior Fellow at Stanford's Freeman Spogli Institute, political scientistThere are entire countries where Facebook Messenger has replaced email as the primary channel by which people communicate. This kind of power wielded at such a scale is unprecedented in human experience, and we need to think carefully about whether American democracy can continue to coexist with such power concentrated over the longer run.
Gary King, Professor at the Harvard University, political scientist and quantitative methodologistWe estimate that the government fabricates and posts about 448 million social media comments a year. The Chinese regime’s strategy is to avoid arguing with skeptics of the party and the government, and to not even discuss controversial issues. We show that the goal of this massive secretive operation is instead to distract the public and change subject.
Andrew Gamble, Sir Isaiah Berlin Award for Lifetime Contribution to Political StudiesBuilding a political coalition around the idea of basic income would help end the resentment of those in work contributing to support those who are not able to work or cannot find jobs. Payment of a basic income to everyone would price workers into many more jobs which at present do not pay enough for people to live on.
Roger Pielke Jr., American political scientist and Professor at the University of Colorado BoulderAccording to the authors, “climate policy makers continue to focus on energy policy as the primary means to address future climate impacts. The approach is simply doomed to fail. Why has the idea of adaptation been so neglected?
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