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A year ago, we expanded from a 2-day-a-week publication to 5 days a week. On Sept. 9, Future will shift back to 2 days a week, responding to readers who told us overwhelmingly that, when it comes to the future, less is more.

This is my last week at Axios. Through Friday, we will be doubling down on our big themes, writing what we hope are especially definitive accounts of the biggest trends roiling this extraordinarily turbulent period of history.

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