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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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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5 questions for Scott Winship on inequality, upward mobility, and poverty in the US

Should Americans be concerned about current levels of wealth inequality? Are living standards still rising in the US? And what has happened to poverty in America since the 1960s? I discussed these questions and more ....

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5 questions with Jonathan Gruber, Tony Mills, Margaret O’Mara, and Bret Swanson on improving public R&D policy

US federal research and development spending as a share of GDP has fallen by nearly two thirds since the mid-1960s — a trend accompanied by decades of low productivity growth. In a recent extended episode ....

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5 questions with Jason Crawford on studying and promoting human progress

Are America’s mechanisms for funding scientific research as effective as they could be? Do those who fear the negative consequences of technological progress have a point? And have Americans grown too complacent, at the expense ....

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5 questions for Ronald Bailey on how the world is improving over time

When one looks at the data, it becomes clear that the world is dramatically improving over the long term. So why are people so pessimistic about the future? Ronald Bailey recently joined the Political Economy ....

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5 questions for Ed Finn on promoting imagination, responsibility, and a better future

Why has America become less future-oriented, and what role do scientists, engineers, and storytellers all have in changing this? Ed Finn recently joined the Political Economy podcast to discuss these questions and many more. Ed ....

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5 questions for Arthur Diamond on economic growth and innovative dynamism

How open to creative destruction is the American economy? Does GDP growth really benefit Americans in an age of already high living standards? Is innovation good or bad for the labor market? Arthur Diamond joined ....

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5 questions for John Van Reenen on innovation and federal R&D spending

Can the US boost its productivity and tackle our greatest challenges, like climate change, through innovation? What role should federal R&D spending play in furthering our scientific and technological advancement? And can we engage in ....

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