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Obsessions

These are the core obsessions that drive our newsroom—defining topics of seismic importance to the global economy.

Beyond Silicon Valley
The next big battles in tech are happening outside the Bay Area.
How we spend
Consumers' preferences, priorities, and values are reshaping industries.
Because China
China is striving for global leadership, and has the economic clout to realize its vision.
Fixing capitalism
Capitalism is just a collection of human decisions. We can change it if we want to.
The climate economy
Every industry can be part of the solution — or part of the ongoing problem.
Future of finance
New technology is upending everything in finance, from saving to trading to making payments.
Borders
How borders are drawn and enforced has far-reaching consequences, whether we live on either side of them or halfway across the world.
Future of work
Automation, remote work, AI, and the gig economy are all dramatically changing the nature of work.
Rethinking cities
Cities have to accommodate more people, lessen their environmental footprint, and become more equitable.