Following the conversation with Eline Chivot, the senior adviser on digital policy at the European People’s Party and a former senior policy analyst at the Center for Data Innovation, about data protection and innovation, we asked her why data is so important to innovation in a digital economy, and what happens when the flow between companies and users is interrupted by governments.
People sometimes ask me, “What is the most important concept in political economy?” The answer is easy, but subtle …
To discover the Next Big Thing, you need to think outside the box.
Here are the top six Learn Liberty resources for interpreting Wikileaks’ “Vault 7” documents on the CIA.
Jobs are the means, not the ends in themselves.
Commerce brings out the best in human beings by providing incentives to care about others. Those who can’t rise above focusing on their short-term narrow needs have little ability to meet the needs of others.
This piece was originally published at the L.A. Times. Foreign trade took a beating at both major party conventions, with speakers blaming free-trade agreements for all but wiping out U.S. manufacturing and eliminating millions of middle-class jobs. Both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have promised to renegotiate or abandon trade agreements with key U.S. trading […]
The English poet John Donne once wrote that “no man is an island.” It often feels quite the opposite what with the ever increasing technological advances made and the preoccupied-with-our-phone age we find ourselves in. Yet, the same technology that sometimes feels divisive is actually one of the best ways to stay connected. (Think Pokémon Go). The […]
Bernie Sanders sure gets a lot of air time out of his class warfare rhetoric. Common arguments from him and his supports lead less knowledgeable people to believe that the middle class is at risk of an ever more exploitative wealthy elite. But is that true? Let’s take a look at just one of those […]
The capabilities of self-driving cars are growing rapidly, and some sources predict they will become the primary means of transportation by 2040. However, “Hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of people—truckers, cabbies, delivery people—drive for a living in the USA”, and these drivers are likely to lose their jobs if they could be replaced by self-driving […]