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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5 questions for Leah Brooks on US infrastructure costs since the 1960s

By James Pethokoukis and Leah Brooks How has infrastructure regulation changed over the past 50 years? Should we look to reverse those changes? What can the government do to ensure that future infrastructure spending is ....

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Wealth taxes come with a wealth of worrisome potential trade-offs

By James Pethokoukis President Biden’s campaign tax plan was full of tax increases, some $3 trillion worth. But a wealth tax wasn’t one of them. And, according to The New York Times, a wealth tax ....

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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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What’s been the historical impact of populism on economies and political systems?

Donald Trump is gone, but his populism lives on. It’s not just that President Biden, like his predecessor, has signed a “Buy American” executive order for federal purchasing that’s meant to bolster domestic manufacturing. (Fun ....

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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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