Adrian Wooldridge

is management editor and “Schumpeter” columnist for The Economist magazine. He is co-author with John Micklethwait of The Fourth Revolution: The Global Race to Reinvent the State (Allen Lane, 2014).


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The new "industrial revolution"

A conversation with Adrian Wooldridge

The ongoing revolution in knowledge and service economies is every bit as dramatic as the revolution in the industrial economy during the nineteenth century, says Adrian Wooldridge. And it is displacing or disorientating workers in the same way too, but probably at an even faster rate.

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Google cannot beat the state

A conversation with Adrian Wooldridge

Adrian Wooldridge’s recent book, co-authored with John Micklethwait, characterizes the global race to reinvent the state as “The Fourth Revolution”. Big corporations come and go, transnational institutions like the EU still alienate people. But the state will continue to adapt to the needs of today’s world.

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