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Many people are beginning to feel that their reliance on digital devices and platforms for communication, shopping and entertainment verges on addiction. And that could weaken the very foundations of capitalism, policy expert Maya MacGuineas points out in this elucidating article. She explores how individuals’ online compulsions subvert their reasoning, leaving them vulnerable to manipulation. MacGuineas’s text should serve as a wake-up call for policy makers, tech industry leaders and smartphone addicts everywhere.
About the Author
Maya MacGuineas is president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, a bipartisan think tank.
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