We must continue to apply pressure on the government, platform actors and regulators alike to take action before the severities of virtual hate rhetoric become our permanent reality.
We must reimagine the civic sphere as a pluralist space with both online and offline states—which often blend and sometimes become indiscernible from one another.
The innovation agenda marks another incremental turn away from “framework” economic development policies. But the shift is unlikely to be transformational unless it is scaled up and accompanied by a greater role for long-term public investment.
What we need to spark a meaningful recovery is a big boost to the demand side of the economy in the form of higher wages and more public investment.
While the resource economy and traditional manufacturing struggle, we have largely failed to build new sources of wealth in knowledge intensive goods and services.