The United States’ Problems Aren’t What You Think They Are
America’s decline resembles nothing so much as the collapse of the Ottoman Empire. Presidential candidates should take note.
The Dangers of Trade Orthodoxy
By shoving the very idea of trade tensions under the table, models undermine coherent discussion of how to handle them.
The Real Payoff From Artificial Intelligence Is Still a Decade Off
The robot revolution hasn't started yet.
The Ghost of Smoot-Hawley
On the podcast: The United States’ last big trade war was in 1930. It did not end well.
First They Came for the Immigrants. Then They Came for the Robots.
Politicians must prepare voters for automation; otherwise, opportunistic populists will seize the agenda.
When the Welfare State Met the Flat Tax
Milton Friedman and Bernie Sanders both agree on the need for a universal basic income, but the devil is in the details.
Afghanistan Watchdog: Poor U.S. Planning Puts $488 Million at Risk
According to a new report from the special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction, lack of government strategy puts $500 million of American taxpayers' money at risk.