To compete and thrive in the 21st century, democracies, and the United States in particular, must develop new national security and economic strategies that address the geopolitics of information. In the 20th century, market capitalist democracies geared infrastructure, energy, trade, and even social policy to protect and advance that era’s key source of power—manufacturing. In this century, democracies must better account for information geopolitics across all dimensions of domestic policy and national strategy.
Christos A. Makridis serves on the White House Council of Economic Advisers and is a Digital Fellow at MIT Sloan's Initiative on the Digital Economy, as well as a non-resident fellow at the Belfer Center's Cybersecurity Project. He earned his doctorates in management science & engineering and economics at Stanford University and focuses in areas of labor, public, and macro economics with a passion for understanding how technology and social change affects individuals and firms.Last Updated: Aug 25, 2020, 2:49pm