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Is Artificial Intelligence Our Friend? An Interview with Joel Mokyr

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.

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Maybe Trump Is Right on Trade

September 23rd, 2017

Gail FolserAs 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.

Millennials as Arbiters of Political Change

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.

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September 21st, 2017

The Trump Bump Revisited

August 17th, 2017

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November 2017

This report will deepen and extend the Zone of Risk framework originally presented in our December 2015 report, Zone of Risk. 

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This report builds on themes introduced in our previous Global Outlook reports, namely accelerating global growth led by emerging markets, a declining U.S. dollar, and rising commodity prices.


June 21st, 2017

In this briefing, we argue that tax reform is not the impossible task it is made out to be, and why we believe it will be enacted by the end of this calendar year.


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