Evaluating World War II-era crisis innovation: My long-read Q&A with Daniel P. Gross

By James Pethokoukis & Daniel P. Gross Crises like World War II can give researchers the funding and public support necessary to make great breakthroughs in R&D, many of which have applicability far beyond the ....

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We’re going to need more energy. And that’s OK.

By James Pethokoukis So we have a big conflict. At least it seems that way.  More and more businesses are expressing a commitment to tackling climate change. And more and more businesses seem interested in ....

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5 questions for Tim Fernholz, Sara Seager, Stan Veuger, and Matt Weinzierl on US space exploration

By James Pethokoukis, Tim Fernholz, Sara Seager, Stan Veuger, & Matt Weinzierl Is a thriving space economy a real possibility in the future? How will geopolitics impact America’s involvement in outer orbit? Is returning to ....

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What’s next for space exploration? My long-read Q&A with Tim Fernholz, Sara Seager, Stan Veuger, and Matt Weinzierl

By James Pethokoukis, Tim Fernholz, Sara Seager, Stan Veuger, & Matt Weinzierl It seems as though American interest in space is surging in ways we haven’t seen since the 1960s. What does this renewal mean ....

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Economic growth shouldn’t need a defense. But here you go, again.

By James Pethokoukis One might think that long-lasting and sustainable economic growth, driven by technological improvement and innovation, would be an obviously awesome thing. It helps humanity live longer and better. The impact of rapid ....

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Don’t assume the coming Biden Boom means a shift to rapid and sustainable growth

Generating economic growth is difficult. For most of human history, there wasn’t much of it. Now we often take it for granted. Policymakers often think too little about growth impacts when they consider raising taxes ....

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How American universities can promote innovation: My long-read Q&A with Korok Ray

A key component of America’s ability to innovate is its world-renowned system of higher education, which is the envy of the world. However, there’s room for improvement. Universities can do more to promote the inventive ....

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How environmental regulation could undercut Elon Musk’s $100 million innovation prize

Elon Musk is funding a $100 million innovation prize — apparently the largest in history — to fight climate change. The goal of the four-year competition, according to XPrize, is to encourage “innovators and teams ....

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