Even measured in absolute terms, the increase in U.S. population growth was smaller than during the confluence of World War I and the Spanish flu pandemic.
For Tyler Cowen's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Workplace discrimination has been a feature of virtually all of world history, so nobody should be shocked by evidence that it continues today.
There are periodic attempts to knock Milton Friedman off his pedestal. For the most part, however, his legacy remains strong.
The possibility of carbon-free energy generation raises a seldom discussed question: Just how much would it change the world if cheap and clean energy sources were truly abundant?
People who get annoyed at small changes in America tend not to appreciate the true magnitude of the American GDP.
Before the vaccines came along, it made great sense to enforce masking norms. If infections could be shifted into the future, a vaccinated citizenry would be much better protected.
Gaming is profoundly transforming two central aspects of the modern world: culture and regulation. There will be no turning back.
The future may become unthinkably weird and that weirdness will likely come sooner than we think.
Hackers will eventually "overfish” the pool of ransomware victims. At some point there will be so many attacks that most institutions will have no choice but to respond.
Basketball is a team game, so it's harder to throw or fix than a tennis match. Still, a clumsy foul or two in the last minute could alter the point spread without affecting the final result.