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Tyler Cowen

Tyler Cowen

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Cryptocurrency Is Not Necessarily the Future

As Bitcoin soared to above $28,000 over the weekend, talk resumed about the promising and dramatic f

Worried About Inflation After Covid? Don’t Be

Does the world need to fear inflation again?

The Silver Lining of 2020*

For obvious reasons, 2020 will not go down as a good year.

Maybe Brexit Isn’t So Bad after All

With the end of the year approaching, I have been thinking about which of my views have changed over

Women Take the Lead in Vaccine Development

The early history of vaccines is a male-dominated field.

Vaccine Distribution Shouldn’t Be Fair

As an increasing body of evidence suggests America’s new anti-Covid vaccines are both efficacious an

Warp Speed for Clean Energy? That Won't Work

Given the success of Operation Warp Speed in driving vaccine development, some commentators have cal

A Covid Vaccine is the Next Tourist Attraction

Covid-19 has brought so many new and difficult choices into people’s lives, and now there is another

A Chinese Vaccine Could Save American Lives

Critics of President Donald Trump’s trade war with China stress that it has led to higher consumer p

Yes, COVID-19 Is More Serious for the Elderly. So What?

Advocates of “herd immunity” strategies often claim that Covid-19 is relatively safe for the young a

A Hard-Headed Case for More Covid Stimulus

With on-again, off-again plans for a Covid relief bill currently in “off” mode, it’s an opportune mo

The Nobel Prize Isn’t What It Used to Be

With most Nobel prizes awarded last week and the economics prize yet to come, allow me to make a her

Pandemic-Era New York Isn’t So Bad

I’ve seen many New Yorks in my lifetime, starting with the gritty “French Connection” city of the 19

Will Pandemic Normal Become Just Plain Normal?

One feature of the Covid-19 Era is how much the standard ways of seeing and doing things have been r

How to Be Happy During a Pandemic

Happiness is lower, insomnia is higher and there has been an increased incidence of mental health is


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