The one region where the Belt and Road Initiative could make a meaningful impact is Africa. While many of the OBOR projects could be more hype than substance, China's investment in Africa will help connect many countries that have never had an integrated infrastructure network; thus, spurring trade. https://www.cfr.org/blog/china-gives-dam
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How will we cope when there are too few young people in the world?
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In a provocative New York Times op-ed last June, the University of Chicago's Luigi Zingales and Guy Rolnik wrote about the "increasing monopolization of the technology industry" and offered a pro-competition policy solution other than the usual suspects of antitrust action or turning the big platform companies into heavily regulated utilities. To explore it further, I asked for the insights of experts both in and outside of AEI.
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