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People Skills Will Matter in Jobs of the Future

Opportunities still abound in the U.S. economy for people with the eyes to see them and the willingness to work a little harder than the cubicle class.

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Pokemon Go Reveals Everything Wrong With Conventional Wonk Thinking

Instead of simply redistributing wealth and doubling down on short-term stimulus policies, we should be looking at ways to make it easier for people to start businesses and move jobs.

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Capitalism 2.0

A conversation about the economic transformations sweeping across the United States.

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China’s Rust Belt Up In Arms

An ultimately necessary shift away from manufacturing has its human costs. Xi Jinping is walking a tightrope.

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A Period of Conflict and Clash

We should all brace for a period in world history in which the clash between new technology and new ways of doing things, on the one hand, and entrenched interests, on the other, is rising, sometimes explosively.

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Playboy Nudes Go Bust

It’s an old story: Playboy is the latest 20th-century corporation forced to radically change its business model in response to 21st-century digital upstarts.

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Manufacturing Picks Up Steam

If you are smart, quick, tough and determined enough, this is still a land of opportunity.

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Our Measures of the Economy Don’t Work

Many and perhaps most of the ways that technology makes our lives better escape the statisticians, and this means that our economic discussions are increasingly removed from reality.

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Will Paris Leave the Lights on for Airbnb?

The popular apartment-sharing site had twenty times more users in summer 2014 than in 2011, says Airbnb. But that’s not filling everyone with joie de vivre.

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Winter Is Already Here for Big Brands

Sales of packaged consumer goods like razor blades and cereal are down. The Fordist economy is long gone.

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Eliot Cohen’s new book presents a nuanced and compelling defense of hard power.


Regular readers know the answer: not very effective at all.

Horn of Africa

…and that may not be such a bad thing.

The Inauguration

As Donald Trump takes the oath, an essay on the historical forces that have shaped this moment by Walter Russell Mead.


Clearly a lot of frustration for the outgoing American President has been stored up in the Russian psyche.

the roots of populism

If the term “intellectual” only encompasses thinkers on the Left, then it is only natural that right-wing populists would turn it into a slur.

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