Cathy Barrera, a CoinDesk columnist, is a founding economist at Prysm Group, an economic advisory group, and was chief economist at ZipRecruiter. She has a Ph.D. in business economics from Harvard.

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The New York Times Proves Why Civil's Vision Is Still Vital
News media incentivized to tell the truth in a non-sensational manner is essential for beating racism and other injustice, says our columnist.
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Facebook’s Toothless Oversight Board Has Lessons for Blockchain
Facebook's new "oversight" board includes impressive names, but its formal powers are necessarily limited. There are learnings for blockchain governance.
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3D Printing Could Help Now, Except for the IP Issues
Next time there's a crisis, let's make sure we have the ability to manufacture basic plastic goods, like PPE, says consultant Cathy Barrera.
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MakerDAO's Problems Are a Textbook Case of Governance Failure
MakerDAO could have planned for its "Black Swan" event last week.
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