Just-in-time networks are very efficient but extremely fragile.
For Tyler Cowen's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
A pandemic that originates in China could make the U.S. president's nationalism seem justified.
The 2010s were great if you liked music, books, TV or movies by or about women.
Most predictions about China fail to account for the human capacity to shape events.
Why hasn't the rest of the world rallied more in support and defense of the protesters?
Silicon Valley needs to transform our closets the way it transformed our desktops.
An uptick in UFO sightings by military pilots raises all sorts of interesting questions.
Innovation tends to come in products and services that are already in wide use.
On some important issues, public opinion is starting to converge.
Our desire for momentary happiness must be balanced with our need for long-term satisfaction.