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Frank Pasquale

Frank Pasquale is Professor of Law at the University of Maryland and author of The Black Box Society, forthcoming.

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Reputational currency, like China’s Social Credit Score, rebrands repression as rational nudging. And these algorithmic governance models are spreading.

Frank Pasquale
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What the rise of megaplatforms means for the rest of us.

Frank Pasquale
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In January, the Economist published a cover titled “Save the City,” portraying bankers in London—specifically, the City of London, Britain’s Wall Street—as latter-day Churchills fending off a blitzkrieg of misguided critics.

Frank Pasquale
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The never-ending budget crises of American cities are claiming another victim: public transit.

Frank Pasquale
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Contemporary American politics privileges policing and punishment, while marginalizing the arts and the commons.

Frank Pasquale

The real problem is the blurring of military and police power.

Frank Pasquale