Diane Francis
Brave New Digital World
Facebook’s Russian Business Model

The social media giant is to technology what Russia has been to geopolitics.

Robot Revolution
The Beginning of the End of Work

Robots and AI are already putting scores of Americans out of work and exacerbating inequality. As automation increases, what can we do to mitigate the damage?

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The New Monopoly
The Dangers of Amazon’s Dominance

Amazon is on its way to becoming the next Standard Oil, amassing inordinate market power to set the terms by which goods are bought and sold in the United States.

Turning Points
Ukraine’s Tunisia Moment

As reforms stall in Ukraine, the tragic killing of a young activist could become a rallying cry for systemic change.

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Trade Imbalances
Replacing NAFTA

NAFTA should be reconstituted and replaced. The trick is how to deepen U.S.-Canadian integration without leaving Mexico completely out in the cold.

Platform or Publisher?
The Tech Giants Must Be Reined In

Silicon Valley usurped the role of traditional news media, without assuming any accompanying social responsibilities.

Canada to the Rescue!

Most proposals about unifying the United States and Canada are based on economic complementarity and cultural affinity. Here’s one based on institutional necessity.

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