Why global trends are a cause for optimism: My long-read Q&A with Ronald Bailey

Why are Americans so pessimistic about the future, in spite of all the good news occurring on a global scale? From a massive decline in extreme poverty to a reduction in worldwide violence, there are ....

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Why we need optimistic visions of the future: My long-read Q&A with Ed Finn

Has America become less future-oriented in the past half-century? Does our culture have an overly pessimistic view of the future? Ed Finn joined the Political Economy podcast to discuss how we can think about the ....

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The case for ‘innovative dynamism’: My long-read Q&A with Arthur Diamond

Is creative destruction too disruptive and destructive? Given our standard of living, does America still need innovation? Arthur Diamond appeared on the Political Economy podcast to discuss how innovative dynamism improves our lives. Arthur is ....

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International trade during and after the pandemic: My long-read Q&A with Douglas Irwin

Does the COVID-19 pandemic demonstrate an over-reliance on international trade for medical supplies? How have the policies and rhetoric of the Trump administration changed the landscape of international trade? Will America and the world turn ....

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Is humanity prepared to handle catastrophic threats? My long-read Q&A with Toby Ord

As technology progresses, we find that our advancements offer may protections against some existential risks while creating new ones. So what are the odds that we are living in the last century of human history? ....

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How will American cities be changed by the pandemic? My long-read Q&A with Nicole Gelinas

Will future historians mark the COVID-19 pandemic as the end of the American city? What will be the long-term impact of coronavirus on cities like New York? What does the government need to be doing ....

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