Fast Company on the Jobs of the Future

One take on the “jobs of the future,” looking at 2025. There’s a pretty heavy dose of artistic license here; “sex worker trainers” is a fairly unconventional choice. Still, overall

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Review: Robin Hanson’s Age of Em

Robin Hanson, the closest we have today to an economist of science fiction — he might prefer “economist of the singularity” — has a new book out this week. Called

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Innovation and the Regulatory State

Last post I argued that there are no economic or brain-power limits to innovation. That the single factor holding back innovation is simply the policies we choose. This isn’t just speculation:

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The Amazing Make-Everything Machine

The job-threatening rise of the machines is an economically illiterate meme that refuses to die. We’re actually probably in the early stages of it, a bull-market in luddism, if you

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Why is America in a 15-year Slowdown?

One of the more interesting economic debates in the past couple of decades is why the economy is slowing down. Since 2000 per capita GDP growth in the US has

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