With physical copying now approaching digital copying in terms of ease, cost, and convenience, how will the advent of this new technology affect intellectual property rights, be they patents, copyrights, or trademarks?
People on the right view nonprofits as a civil-society bulwark against big government. People on the left think that profit is inherently bad, and therefore they view nonprofits as inherently good. Both views can be questioned.
The growing trend of public redevelopment has increased cronyism, land confiscation, and waste.
No, but the CBPP’s stance on budget accounting says it can.
Uber, Lyft and Airbnb’s regulatory roadblocks continue.
Peter Thiel’s Zero to One is a provocative and stimulating book, however, the Silicon Valley institutional structure may not drive the future as much as it has the recent past.
If scientists cannot or will not explain the issue, then farmers have very little chance of protecting a technology that has immense value to consumers.
New Treasury Department regulations aimed at restricting corporate inversions are more about politics than policy. They won’t help the economy and may have the unintended effect of prompting companies to move management control abroad.
The power of individuals and markets in the development process is key to the continued economic dynamism of sub-Saharan Africa.
Challenges abound, but the trajectory is plain.
The minimum wage is a facile non-solution for the complicated problem of poverty in America.
The link between the balance of payments, GDP, and jobs is not as Paul Krugman and others assume.
Learning from the crises you’ve forgotten.
The FSOC’s decision to back away from SIFI designations has major implications for the regulation of ‘shadow banking.’
If you don’t like price rationing, please explain how limited supplies of a good are to be allocated.
In an otherwise bitterly partisan political environment, two recent policy proposals from both sides of the aisle share core ideas for reforming anti-poverty programs.
One factor that is often overlooked in the debate over causes of income inequality is a shift in the distribution of working hours. The rich now work more than the poor.
The Miller-Sanders bill addresses the immediate crisis, but underlying structural defects must be corrected if we are to avoid more problems again soon.
Progressives are proposing expensive expansions of Social Security, but the retirement crisis is overblown.
The IMF is urging the ECB to implement massive quantitative easing, but such a course of action is unlikely to promote short-term economic growth and would risk creating bigger bubbles in many asset markets.