Openness and the story of human progress: My long-read Q&A with Johan Norberg

History has featured several societies defined by openness. From Ancient Greece, to the Abbasid Caliphate, to China’s Song Dynasty, many cultures embraced trade and innovation for a time. But these societies eventually all turned inward, ....

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In defense of Section 230: My long-read Q&A with Jeff Kosseff

Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act has come under fire from people on both the left and the right. Many Democrats fear that the provision enables too much hate speech and disinformation, and a ....

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Are Big Tech firms monopolies? My long-read Q&A with Nicolas Petit

Big Tech firms like Amazon, Google, and Apple are some of the most popular companies among American consumers. However, among policymakers in Washington, they’ve become much less popular for many reasons. Chief among these reasons ....

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The untold story of America’s middle class: My long-read Q&A with Jim Tankersley

What factors led to the purported economic “golden age” of post-World War II America? How has the middle class fared since that age? And what can policymakers do to maximize the opportunity of Americans to ....

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Lessons from an open global economy: My long-read Q&A with Philip Coggan

By and large, the history of the world’s economy is defined by increased openness: more trade with other countries and more acceptance of innovation has raised dramatically living standards throughout the world over the past ....

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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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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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