On some important issues, public opinion is starting to converge.
For Tyler Cowen's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Our desire for momentary happiness must be balanced with our need for long-term satisfaction.
A volatile economy, like a volatile president, makes it all the more important to keep some extra money in the bank.
Second or even third chances are essential in life, but questions of forgiveness aren't easy.
At least the two sides are talking instead of sweeping everything under the rug.
Increasing class size is the best answer for Harvard and other top schools to be more inclusive.
More voters now expect extreme positions, and more politicians are finding it harder to resist taking them.
A new study suggests that extroverts are paid more and 'agreeable' men get less.
History shows how in sufficiently complex situations, chain reactions can cause small events to cascade into big changes.
We're learning that this technological age, which seemed to start with the pretty innocuous act of emailing, has evolved to play into our more primal fears about feeling out of control.