Tony Seba makes the case for TaaS: Transportation as a Service, and why it is highly plausible this will dominate traffic in 2030.
Machine Intelligence: We Need a National Strategy
Machine intelligence will be the defining technology of our era—the United States needs a plan to harness it.
William Carter, a fellow at CSIS, writes frequent pieces about AI and their impact on the political economy. In this article, he stress the need for the U.S. to have an industrial Artificial…
The State of U.S. Infrastructure
As President Trump readies his first budget, debate has intensified over how to improve the nation’s infrastructure, as analysts say U.S. transportation, water, and other systems face major shortfalls.
The Council on Foreign Relations has compiled an interesting piece on the state of US infrastructure. With budget and tax reform taking longer-than expected, infrastructure will most likely not be…
P2P Series Part 1: Peering Into China’s Growing Peer-to-Peer Lending Market
Chinese peer-to-peer (P2P) lending tends to make it into English-language news only when new extremes are reached: record-breaking Ponzi schemes (Ezubao, 50b RMB/ $7.6b) or record-breaking funding rounds (Lufax $10b).
Martin Chorzempa from the Peterson Institute has written three short pieces on the P2P market in China. The first one is an introduction to the sector, the second covers the regulatory environment and…
Exclusive interview with Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg
Sandberg will speak with Mike Allen on Thursday morning
Axios' Mike Allen interviews Sheryl Sandberg - a warm up for the Congressional hearings. She is sticking hard with the "we are not a media company" line https://www.axios…
Technology Transfer via Intellectual Returnees in China’s Solar Industry
The Trump administration has placed a high priority on investigating alleged Chinese efforts to steal intellectual property by forcing US companies to share their secrets if they wish to do business within China.
Mary Lovely from the Peterson Institute examines another way China acquires intellectual property: trough the repatriation of Chinese citizens who have worked at overseas technology companies. She…
Donald Trump Now Has the Excuse He Needs to Open the Floodgates of Protectionism
President Trump has just been handed two opportunities to impose new trade barriers.
In a recent op-ed for the Washington Post, Expert Guest Chad Bown, explains that a recent decision on several recent complaints filed under Section 201 may give President Trump scope to introduce a…
Temporary price-level targeting: An alternative framework for monetary policy
by: Ben S. Bernanke
Ben Bernanke proposes an option for an alternative monetary framework that called a temporary price-level target.
Former Federal Reserve Chairman and Distinguished Fellow of the Brookings Institute, Ben Bernanke,briefly explains his thoughts on the advantages of "temporary price-level targeting". This tool would…
The Tim Ferriss Show by Tim Ferriss on Apple Podcasts
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Tim Ferriss and Richard Branson. Doesn't get better than this!! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-tim-ferriss-show/id863897795?mt=2&i=1000393241572
How will we cope when there are too few young people in the world?
by: Edan Prabhu
When growth and expansion are no longer automatic, when we are all growing older, and whenever larger numbers of us are no longer productive but instead need constant care, what happens to our social structures and our economic theory and our well-being?
@VFTP Not enough discussion on this https://www.brookings.edu/blog/future-development/2017/10/10/how-will-we-cope-when-there-are-too-few-young-people-in-the-world/…
Global Economic Prospects: Fall 2017
The Peterson Institute for International Economics hosted its semiannual Global Economic Prospects session on October 5, 2017. David Stockton, PIIE senior fellow and chief economist at Monetary Policy Analytics, presented the US and global economic outlook.
Last week, Expert Guest, David Stockton, and his colleagues from the Peterson Institute presented their fall Economic Outlook. David is fairly constructive on the economic backdrop forecasting…
Washington vs. Big Tech: Should you "own" all your social network data? An AEIdeas online symposium - AEI
In a provocative New York Times op-ed last June, the University of Chicago's Luigi Zingales and Guy Rolnik wrote about the "increasing monopolization of the technology industry" and offered a pro-competition policy solution other than the usual suspects of antitrust action or turning the big platform companies into heavily regulated utilities. To explore it further, I asked for the insights of experts both in and outside of AEI.
The AEI explores if "data portability" which would allow a user to own and move their social media information, similar to how a mobile phone customer owns their number, would create competition and…
Dow Jones said that Google was buying Apple, and the bots bought it
by: John Mannes
There you have it. Steve Jobs' will + Dow Jones + Apple Park = Google's buying Apple. I think we finally have algorithmic transparency. This morning Dow Jones..
Nice to see the machines lose occasionally.... https://techcrunch.com/2017/10/10/dow-jones-said-that-google-was-buying-apple-the-algos-bought-it/…
Global cost of obesity-related illness to hit $1.2tn a year from 2025
by: Sarah Boseley
Health bill will be ‘enormous burden’ without more preventative measures to check worsening epidemic, say experts
What did you have for lunch today? https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/oct/10/treating-obesity-related-illness-will-cost-12tn-a-year-from-2025-experts-warn…