Most predictions about China fail to account for the human capacity to shape events.
For Tyler Cowen's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
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.
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.