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Hispanics as the new Irish

In defense of science fiction

Blue states don't build

At least five interesting things to start your week (#23)

My sci-fi novel recommendations

What the Solow Model can teach us about China

Why the U.S. steel industry is dying

How did the U.S. achieve a soft landing?

Six reasons chipmakers should put their fabs in Japan

Nations don't get rich by plundering other nations

Some thoughts on where the war in Ukraine is headed

At least five interesting things for the middle of your week (#22)

You probably shouldn't give your money to an elite university

Uphold territorial integrity

Car wars

Why are your groceries still so expensive?

I think Bitcoin has room for one more bubble (repost)

At least five interesting things for the middle of your week (#21)

Stop saying "there is no decoupling". There is!

Vibes vs. data

People are realizing that the Arsenal of Democracy is gone

The U.S. must not ignore Indonesia

Americans are angry about immigration

At least five things for your Thanksgiving weekend (#20)

Feeling strangely optimistic about Egypt

Three years of Noahpinion

Politicized science inevitably tends toward pseudoscience

The Roaring 20s are back on track

At least five things to finish your week (#19)

Don't expect too much from the U.S.-China detente

The Super-Scary Theory of the 21st Century (repost)

Singapore urbanism

Yes, it's possible to imagine progressive dystopias

Liberalism is losing the information war

How Ireland got so rich

The Middle East is getting older

The U.S. economy shrugged off the tech bust

Asia is much more important to U.S. interests than the Middle East

At least five interesting things to start your week (#18)

Does the notion of a "Global South" still make any sense?

Great news about American wealth

The American socialist worldview is just totally broken (repost)

A lot of what you see in the news is just Cold War 2

America needs a bigger, better bureaucracy

Thoughts on techno-optimism

Economic possibilities for Gaza

At least five interesting things for the middle of your week (#17)

We're not ready for the Big One

At least five interesting things for the end of your week (#16)

A Nobel for the story of women in the workforce

Western leftists have lost the plot

A three-state solution is the only viable future for Israel and the Palestinians

You're not going to like what comes after Pax Americana

What do Americans want that Biden can give them?

Don't be a decel

How China's "debt traps" actually work

At least five interesting things for your weekend (#15)

The traditional auto industry is doomed

Here are some better versions of Bernie Sanders' ideas

What if Xi Jinping isn't that competent? (repost)

Why do economists get paid more than sociologists?

Argentina's macroeconomic situation is even worse up close

Germany needs to stop messing around!

At least five interesting things for the middle of your week (#14)

An Age of Austerity is probably on the way

How to be an opinion writer

Who's afraid of the Huawei Mate 60 Pro?

How not to be fooled by viral charts

The next phase of globalization is going to be awesome

At least five interesting things for your weekend (#13)

Our climate change debates are out of date

The danger of another American civil war is low

China's slowdown and the incentives for war

Is it time for the Revenge of the Normies?

Hey tech folks: Vivek Ramaswamy is not the one

Interview: Jean Twenge, psychologist

At least five interesting things for the middle of your week (#12)

Decoupling isn't phoney

Americans are coping ourselves to death

BRICS is fake

At least five interesting things for the middle of your week (#11)

Humanity is going to shrink

Why China's economy ran off the rails

A few economists are starting to think seriously about industrial policy

China's crash is unlikely to hurt the global economy (much)

The economics of "Rich Men North of Richmond"

At least five interesting things to start your week (#10)

Why skilled immigration (usually) benefits both countries

"I'm cute I'm punk rock"

Can unions and industrial policy coexist?

At least five interesting things for the middle of your week (#9)

The George Floyd protests were not a civil war (repost)

Comparing "Morning in America" with 2023

At least five interesting things for the middle of your week (#8)

Interview: Heather Boushey, economist and member of the Council of Economic Advisers

How homogeneous is Japan really? (repost)

If this is a bad economy, please tell me what a good economy would look like

Uh, guys, we really should think about spending more on defense

Mike Bird and Noah Smith debate industrial policy

Americans are falling out of love with the idea of college

Yes, the U.S. were the "good guys" in World War 2

Book Review: "The End of the World is Just the Beginning"

The China 2023 series

What should China do to revive its economy?

At least five interesting things for the middle of your week (#7)

No, NEPA really is a problem for clean energy

Refusing to teach kids math will not improve equity

Tokyo is the new Paris

The pushback against industrial policy has begun

Grading the economic schools of thought

At least five interesting things for the middle of your week (#6)

Interview: Chris Miller, historian and author of "Chip War"

The world is big and no one is listening

California needs real math education, not gimmicks

China at the peak

At least five interesting things for the middle of your week (#5)

Who cares about the Ivy League? (repost)

The New 1970s

The student debt revolt failed, but Millennials will be fine

America after affirmative action

Maximum Canada is happening

The end of the "vibecession"?

At least five interesting things to start your week (#4)

Hey tech folks: The West is not failing


Why it's so hard to fix the information ecosystem

Four reasons China can't reset the world

Why rabbits?

Did "tech bros" ruin San Francisco?

Heterodox vs. mainstream macroeconomics

Heat pumps, heat pumps, heat pumps!!

At least five interesting things to start your week (#3)

Why trying to "shape" AI innovation to protect workers is a bad idea

Price controls: Too early for a victory lap

The reverse OPEC maneuver

At least five interesting things to start your week (#2)

In which David Sacks and Balaji raise a false alarm about the jobs numbers

Real estate is China's economic Achilles heel

Where does libertarianism go from here?

At least five interesting things to start your week (#1)

The debt ceiling deal: What was the whole point?

Is immigration raising rents in America?

Where China is beating the world

Degrowth: We can't let it happen here!

Decoupling is just going to happen

Nonprofits are sapping the progressive project

Interview: Dan Wang, China specialist

Turkey, you were doing so well! (repost)

Thus passes Robert Lucas

How technology has changed the world since I was young

All the arguments against EVs are wrong

Generative AI and the finance industry

Interracial violence is rare in the United States

A DemTech Economic Agenda: Ten Steps Towards Collective Resilience

Why the U.S. should fight Cold War 2

Debt ceiling brinksmanship is terrible, but it is time for austerity

The new industrial policy, explained

How Pakistan can join the South Asia growth boom

First Republic falls. Is the banking crisis restarting?


Tucker Carlson and the Age of Bad Feelings

Repost: Someone has to run the fabs

Four interesting econ stories

Will there be a Millennial Big Chill?

"Luxury" construction causes high rents like umbrellas cause rain

Economic development is doing OK

Why aren't we taking every Chinese refugee we can?

Five big trends that have changed in the last few years

2023 is when the empires strike back

Europe is not ready to be a "third superpower"

Yes, it's OK to be mad about crime in San Francisco

Nobody knows how many jobs will "be automated"

Will Elon Musk kill Substack?

Repost: Weebs!

Industrial policy doesn't have to succeed right away

Bank weakness is how our economy cools off

Two posts about de-dollarization

Some ideas for science fiction in the 2020s

Three more books about the technology wars

Why Americans fear the AI future

Putin is a rest stop on the road of post-Soviet collapse

Why not put TSMC and Samsung fabs in Canada?

Repost: Interview with James Medlock

Progressives need to embrace progress

Repost: The Darkness

Yes, of course we should ban TikTok

In which Balaji gives away at least a million dollars

The Wokeness series

Will government regulate VCs and startups a lot more now?

SVB and the Fed

Preventing panic in the banking sector

Why was there a run on Silicon Valley Bank?

Which industries will China dominate?

LLMs are not going to destroy the human race

Interview: Kevin Kelly, editor, author, and futurist

Why do education, health care, and child care cost so much in America?

Conceiving the 2000s

Everything you think you know about homelessness is wrong

Honestly, it's probably the phones

What's your plan for 5 years of 5% interest rates?

The Build-Nothing Country

AI Techies!

China goes all-in on Russia's war effort?

Don't be a doomer

Repost: Much of what you've heard about Carter and Reagan is wrong

Wokeness as mainline orthodoxy

The U.S. cannot afford to turn against immigration

China must stop its coal industry

Decoupling is not deglobalization

Welcome to the UFO wars

Will AI take away the coding jobs?

Europe has to stand against Russia

The Developing Country Industrialization series

The state of Bidenomics

Stock buybacks don't really matter

Repost: Why I'm so excited about solar and batteries

Can India industrialize?

You are now living through Cold War 2

"Threats to the dollar" are just scare stories

Friend-shoring vs. "Buy American"

Why does ChatGPT constantly lie?

Professionalize the police

Vertical communities

Would breaking up Google really do any good?

Actually, Japan has changed a lot

The Big Tech layoffs are a turning point

The fiscal arsonists

How much does aging really hurt a country?

Three books about the technology wars

Secretary jobs in the age of AI

How college towns can survive and thrive over the next 20 years

Repost: Distributed service-sector productivity

Is the Fed hiking too fast?

Wokeness as prairie fire

The Poland/Malaysia model

China's industrial policy has mostly been a flop

Three economics happenings of note

Why Paul Ehrlich got everything wrong

The U.S. is starting to look more stable

Inequality might be going down now

The third magic