Economic growth and technological progress: There is no alternative

I hesitate to write about the “degrowth” or “steady state economy” movement since it is likely to cause a terminal case of eye-roll in many readers. But it seems to be a burgeoning idea in ....

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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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The pandemic again shows the value of how America’s market economy can generate technological progress and growth

The Great Pandemic isn’t over. Data scientist Youyang Gu’s machine-learning model, one of the more highly regarded coronavirus forecasts, is projecting another 20,000 or so US fatalities in September and another roughly 15,000 in October. ....

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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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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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Unpacking the European Union’s recent tech policy rulings

To the EU’s detractors on the far left, the European project is imbued with “neoliberalism” and in bed with large corporations; to those on the right, it is a bureaucratic monstrosity stifling competition and burdening ....

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PRESIDENT TRUMP IS COMMITTED TO SAFEGUARDING COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS

“The security and prosperity of the United States depend on high-speed, reliable, and secure communication networks.” – President Donald J. Trump RELIABLE AND SAFE NETWORKS: President Donald J. Trump signed new legislation to ensure that ....

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