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Burkean Longtermism

People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors.

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My Favorite Chad Jones Papers

Some of the very best, and most beautiful, economic theory on long-run growth.

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What I've Been Reading (June 2021)

Religion, faith and the future, level vs. growth effects, the Cuban Missile Crisis, science fiction, and more.

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Benjamin Yeoh Interviews Me (Podcast)

Covering existential risk, economic growth, declining fertility rates, Germany's "tall poppy syndrome," and more.

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A $57,600 Check for Every Newborn

To boost birth rates, make child benefits more useful and more salient by paying them out up front.

A $57,600 Check for Every Newborn
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The Economics of Decoupling

America’s economic dependence on China creates a security vulnerability. But tariffs are royally ineffective at mitigating this vulnerability. I consider the underlying informational problem.

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Against Netflix

Too many great minds waste away their time watching Netflix. Worse, we have made that culturally acceptable. For a TV-temperance movement.

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Europe’s Political Stupor

On the European obsession with America, the dearth of the political on the Continent, and the downsides of homogeneity.

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The Risks of Stagnation (Article for Works in Progress)

Human activity and new technologies can be dangerous, threatening the very survival of humanity. Does that mean economic growth is inherently risky?