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.
Forest L. Reinhardt is the John D. Black Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. He heads HBS's Business, Government, and the International Economy Unit, a group of fifteen faculty from various academic disciplines who study and teach about the economic, political, social, and legal environment of businessLast Updated: Jun 1, 2017, 4:40pm