July 27th, 2017
Advances in artificial intelligence have spawned a spirited debate about the future of man’s relationship to machines and the potential to change the character of human existence as we know it. We sat down with Joel Mokyr, Robert H. Strotz Professor of Arts and Sciences and professor of economics and history at Northwestern University, to discuss how we should think about artificial intelligence (AI) in the evolution of technology and what it could mean for both the economy and society.
September 23rd, 2017
As in most matters, President Trump has taken an assertive, often belligerent, tone in addressing the issue of trade. He has talked of trade deals being the “worst ever,” and threatened to tear up trade agreements and dissolve long-term relationships often with long-standing allies. In his world, trade agreements should benefit the United States in general and U.S. jobs in particular, or at a minimum provide a level playing field on which U.S. business can compete.
October 12th, 2017
Recent elections in the United States and Europe have shocked both domestic and international audiences. Much of the credit for the surprise outcomes goes to millennial voters, growing as a proportion of the voter pool, and proving themselves both politically engaged and dissatisfied with the status quo.