5 questions for Mervyn King on managing uncertainty and employing expertise

When can we rely on the predictions and projections of experts, and when are policymakers simply forced to deal with uncertainty? In the latter event, how should uncertainty be handled? I recently discussed these questions, ....

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Is Silicon Valley over?

California is “America on fast forward,” according to sociologist Manuel Pastor. As he sees it, many of today’s biggest challenges — from climate change to inequality — arrived in the Golden State first. And thus ....

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5 questions for Richard Reeves, Isabel Sawhill, and Michael Strain on the state of the middle class

Many Americans believe that the middle class has been left behind — that wage growth has slowed down, life expectancies have stagnated, and civil society has deteriorated. To what extent are these fair diagnoses? And ....

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5 questions for Nate Morris on entrepreneurship, innovation, and environmentalism

What is it like to start a business in America today? How can innovations in the waste management industry benefit the environment? Does environmentalism need to be a divisive political issue? I recently explored these ....

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Decision-making in an age of radical uncertainty: My long-read Q&A with Mervyn King

So much of our policy debates rely on predictions, projections, and probabilities. What will the results of the upcoming election be? How will this policy affect economic growth? How big of a threat is climate ....

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Thinking about CRISPR, longevity, and innovation

In my recent podcast chat with Kevin Davies, executive editor of The CRISPR Journal and author of the recently released Editing Humanity: The CRISPR Revolution and the New Era of Genome Editing, it wasn’t until ....

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Economic headwinds and tailwinds for the potential Biden presidency

Presidents and what they do in office matter. But it sure helps to have an economic tailwind and not a headwind. Sometimes it’s better and more important to be lucky than good. And while Joe ....

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