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Connectivity

It’s time to rein in the data barons

Facebook, Amazon, and Google will resist attempts to restrain their market power. But for the sake of our collective prosperity and our personal privacy, it’s a fight we can’t afford to lose.

Connectivity

Keeping America first in quantum computing means avoiding these five big mistakes

Potential pitfalls include putting the military in charge and spraying too much money around.

Sustainable Energy

China is creating a huge carbon market—but not a particularly aggressive one

The biggest test of cap-and-trade to date may be too timid to make much of a difference for the world’s largest carbon polluter.

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