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Reforming voting
Peter Emerson on how to improve voting and referendums
Binary choices are as archaic as togas and chariots—preferential voting better meets the people’s will, writes the director of the de Borda Institute
Covid-19 and intellectual property
Should patents on covid-19 vaccines be suspended?
Read our guest contributors on the case for waiving intellectual-property rights—and the arguments against
Vaccine passports
Clare Wenham on why vaccine certificates harm society
The public-health benefits aren’t worth the divisions they will create in society
Vaccine passports
Rachel Azaria on how Israel’s green pass nudged people to get vaccinated
Rather than divide people into the vaccine haves and have-nots, the country’s vaccine certificates brought society together, argues an Israeli politician
Vaccine passports
Ashish Jha on the case for vaccine certificates to beat covid-19
People will only have confidence meeting together—for work or leisure—if they have some certainty it is safe
Responding to covid-19
Michelle McMurry-Heath on maintaining intellectual property amid covid-19
Patents are the reason that covid-19 vaccines exist. Waiving them would undermine our response to this pandemic and future health emergencies
Intellectual property and covid-19
Mariana Mazzucato, Jayati Ghosh and Els Torreele on waiving covid patents
To control the pandemic, it is essential to suspend intellectual property rights on medical products related to covid-19
Corporate political-activism
Sherrilyn Ifill on the moral responsibility of business in politics
Companies have a stake in good governance. They must add democracy to the corporate social responsibility agenda to safeguard voting rights and more
Regulating technology
Martin Chavez on how to regulate big tech like big banks
To protect the public, web platforms need to accept rules on business unit separation, data sharing and algorithmic stress tests
Values in America
Scott Galloway on recasting American individualism and institutions
America’s conceptions of freedom and government have become distorted. To revitalise the country, they need to be revised
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Francis deSouza on the need for a global “Bio Force” to track viruses
Continual genetic monitoring of viruses and mutations can help overcome the covid-19 crisis and prevent the next pandemic
Judgment Day
Arnold Schwarzenegger on why Republicans must stop Trump
It is time to end the president’s “stupid, crazy and evil” ploy to cling to power, says the former governor of California
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