The world is on its way to ending traffic, and that’s in part thanks to the pioneering work of transportation researcher and thought leader David Levinson. In this episode, we discuss how autonomous vehicles and other breakthrough tech will affect the future of transportation, and how infrastructure policy can keep up with the coming changes.
Robert Gordon, author of “The Rise and Fall of American Growth,” is dubious we can repeat the “golden age” productivity growth of the mid-20th century. But new research provides some reason for optimism.
The pro-growth movement should focus on ways in which government favoritism undermines competition and dynamism. These are issues of some heft — IP, financial regulation, housing — around which one could build a meaty and relevant economic agenda.
Remember, the Fed has a vote in all this. And if the Fed tries to cool off this expansion, history suggests the risk of a recession will rise materially.
Tech analyst Benedict Evans offers a needed corrective, or at least a reason to hit the policy and political pause button.
This debate is the topic of an upcoming event here at AEI on November 27, beginning at 1:30 PM. We hope you can join us.
Many respected economists, whether considered Republican-leaning or Democratic-leaning, think well-designed, revenue-neutral corporate tax reform could boost domestic business investment and workers’ wages.
As policymakers consider government action, let’s keep in mind the European example before embracing “hipster antitrust” and massive regulation — or assuming dominant market positions are always and forever.
There’s trouble brewing for the megaplatforms on both ends of the political spectrum. For progressive Democrats, it’s about power and inequality. For populist Republicans, it’s becoming a new front in the culture war.