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Most Americans believe that the United States is a country of entrepreneurs. A serious look at the data suggests otherwise. READ MORE

June 30, 2015

The Chinese economy grew by a factor of thirteen between 1980 and 2010 and is still growing by more than 6% per year. Chinese economists should be strutting across the global policy stage. Why aren’t they? READ MORE

June 17, 2015

The protests against police treatment of African Americans is a fight for the ideals of the American way of life. READ MORE

May 20, 2015

If President Obama really wants upward mobility for poor people, then he should focus more on reducing inequality. READ MORE

May 6, 2015

Yes, China is rising, Japan is rearming, and the United States has announced a “pivot” to Asia. But the real risk of great power war in the Asia-Pacific is very low. READ MORE

March 24, 2015

It turns out that that a large-scale conflict in the Asia-Pacific is much more difficult to imagine than China hawks like to pretend. READ MORE

March 12, 2015

China has become the world’s leading billionaire factory, producing more new billionaires in 2014 than any other country. But the powerful billionaires who run China do not want to live there. READ MORE

March 9, 2015

You don’t have to buy the theories in Thomas Piketty’s ‘Capital in the Twenty-First Century’ to use his data. And those data show that the United States has become a global model for maldistribution. READ MORE

February 24, 2015