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Tyler Cowen

Tyler Cowen

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Italy’s Economic Rot Is Europe’s Problem, Too

As I am spending the week in Italy, my thoughts have naturally turned to the topic of economic growt

What the US-China Trade War Is Really About

During my recent travels in Taiwan and China, I was asked repeatedly: What does America really want

America Isn’t as Divided as It Looks

If I had to describe 2019 so far, I would characterize it as The Year Political Polarization Started

Yes, the Internet Can Make Us Happier

Most critiques of online activity and social media are neither rigorous nor helpful — by which I mea

A Nuclear First Strike Should Still Be an Option for America

Democrats in the US House and Senate introduced legislation last week to prevent the US from using n

Fear Climate Change — and Our Response to It

The potential costs of climate change, already the subject of heated debate, may actually be underst

How Real News Is Worse Than Fake News

As problematic as “fake news” is, and as dangerous as the label can be, maybe “true news” is equally

When and Why the World Went Wrong

What exactly has gone wrong, and when and why?

Hardliners Learn That Democracy Can Pay Off

“What have been the really major advances of the past 20 years?” is one of the most common debated q

Forget New Robots. Keep Your Eye on the Old People

Bloomberg asked readers a year ago: “Are you about to be replaced by a robot?” Next the question bec

North Korea Talks: Here's What a Pragmatist Could Hope For

It's been confirmed that CIA Director Mike Pompeo held direct talks with Kim Jong Un in North Korea,

How to Test Your Favorite Conspiracy Theory

I am of the view that incompetence, random error and sheer complexity explain most of the mistakes a

The Syria Memory Hole Is Opening Up a Bigger Danger

Sometimes the biggest events are those that don’t get the most publicity, and the lack of notice its

Africa Is Sending Us Its Best and Brightest

President Donald Trump decried Thursday that the US was not taking in enough immigrants from Norwa

Trump's Economic Revolution Is All About Investment

I’ve seen hundreds of articles on President Donald Trump and trade, but the real significance of the


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