Evaluating World War II-era crisis innovation: My long-read Q&A with Daniel P. Gross

By James Pethokoukis & Daniel P. Gross Crises like World War II can give researchers the funding and public support necessary to make great breakthroughs in R&D, many of which have applicability far beyond the ....

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What economics lessons will America learn from the Biden boomlet?

By James Pethokoukis When President Biden signs the nearly $2 trillion COVID-19 relief bill, he’ll be signing a pretty popular piece of legislation. A whopping 76 percent of Americans support the American Rescue Plan, according ....

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5 questions for Tim Fernholz, Sara Seager, Stan Veuger, and Matt Weinzierl on US space exploration

By James Pethokoukis, Tim Fernholz, Sara Seager, Stan Veuger, & Matt Weinzierl Is a thriving space economy a real possibility in the future? How will geopolitics impact America’s involvement in outer orbit? Is returning to ....

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Washington passes another mega-stimulus, but do we really understand the risks?

By James Pethokoukis Well, we’re off to the races. President Biden on Thursday signed the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief and stimulus bill. And while forecasts vary, it’s safe to say that the consensus is looking ....

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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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The American Rescue Plan’s likely cost is way more than $1.9 trillion

By Alex Brill The Senate is poised to consider President Biden’s American Rescue Plan, an elaborate bill recently passed by the House of Representatives through the budget reconciliation process at an estimated cost of $1.9 ....

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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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