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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.

China’s Belt and Road: Shifting Trade to Asia?

September 21st, 2017

At a May 2017 forum in Beijing, China’s President Xi Jinping expounded on the evolving opportunities for China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)1 to connect with the development strategies of various other countries, specifically naming neighbors Russia, Kazakhstan, Vietnam, Laos, and Myanmar.

 
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September 22nd, 2017

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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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