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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5 questions for Johan Norberg on the benefits of an open society

Societies prosper when they’re based around openness to innovation and outsiders, but there’s no guarantee that such an embrace will last forever. Indeed, humanity spent hundreds of thousands of years living in small, subsistent tribes, ....

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5 questions for Jim Tankersley on the health of America’s middle class

How do the living standards and economic opportunity seen in today’s economy compare to what Americans enjoyed after World War II? How relevant are these comparisons? And what can policymakers do to maximize the opportunity ....

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5 questions for Michael Clemens on the value of US immigration

To what extent do low-skill immigrants contribute to the US economy, compared to high-skill immigrants? How does immigration affect wages for native workers? Does America have an assimilation problem? How should we think about border ....

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5 questions for Philip Coggan on the history of the world economy

The world economy developed as the result of increasing economic openness around the world and the fostering of connections between enterprising people. Will policymakers continue to embrace this approach, or are we likely to enter ....

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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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