National Digital ID and Selfie Biometrics for Remote Verification Ramp Rapidly

This article provides a good sense of how rapidly digital IDs are being adopted and deployed across the globe…you’ll also get a sense that there are plans to use these systems to monitor health (vaccine verification, etc.) as well as for monetary transactions. I think we should look at the rollout of digital vaccine passports and the adoption of digital currencies as an integrated effort, though it not often presented together.

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Mark Skidmore is Professor of Economics at Michigan State University where he holds the Morris Chair in State and Local Government Finance and Policy. His research focuses on topics in public finance, regional economics, and the economics of natural disasters. Mark created the Lighthouse Economics website and blog to share economic research and information relevant for navigating tumultuous times.

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