The biggest problem for an open-access regime is how to ensure good refereeing, which if done correctly raises the quality of academic papers.
For Tyler Cowen's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
The problem is that, especially in the last year, the EU has become a less workable political union, especially for the U.K.
It might it be easier for the government to subsidize battery research, rather than pre-ordering particular battery units for later distribution? Maybe so, and it would be smart policy.
Some parts of the economy will struggle even after most of the dangers of the virus have passed.
The prevalence of "superspreaders" may well show the naive nature of ideas of safety.
Are there any China accommodationists left in Washington?
One country has done more than any other to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
Telling people that they are stupid and too sociable is likely to make the problem worse.
The lack of trust in public health officials is baffling.
Any plan for reopening in the U.S. is going to have to resolve some sticky liability issues.