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So far, the leaps in energy-intensive computing power far outpace the lagging shift to a green economy.
Integrating carbon trading markets is an embryonic step toward planetary realism.
Where technology and its consequences go, the religious imagination follows.
All want protection, not war with China.
The “struggle for recognition” drives both anti-elite populism and identity politics.
In the U.S., innovation comes from the states.
An array of new actors beyond formal international relations are emerging to cope with pandemics, climate change and geopolitical pandemonium.
Former California Gov. Jerry Brown ponders if the “pluribus” can still join as “unum.”
China’s “socialist market economy” won’t mimic Western-style capitalism just as democracy has not followed from prosperity.
Biden is right to stick to his lack of guns in Afghanistan and think strategically about protecting the liberal order where it still exists.
Ivan Illich’s radical critique of our modern certitudes resonates loudly amid today’s crises.
Former Governor Jerry Brown on the lethal mix of nationalism and nukes.
It’s a race against the point of no return for the biosphere.
Democratize the “social media states” of Big Tech to take back control of the public sphere. But more democracy must be tempered by impartial meritocracy.
Planetary realism challenges the old geopolitics of competing nation-states acting in their narrow self-interest.