Policy Article

The Dangerous Decoupling


  • Snower
  • D.J.
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Since economic cooperation presupposes social cooperation, it is dangerous for economic progress to become decoupled from social progress. This paper surveys the history of such decouplings and their global repercussions. The current decoupling, associated with the digital revolution, poses especially large dangers for future economic and social stability. We explore how these dangers may be addressed (at global, national and local levels) by policy makers, business leaders and civil society.

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Key Words

  • G20
  • social balance