• The 8 Fastest Disappearing Jobs in America

    The 8 Fastest Disappearing Jobs in America0

    One of the certainties of a market economy is change. As Joseph Schumpeter famously observed, innovation moves the world forward, but not painlessly. The evolutionary process of “creative destruction” introduces new industries and new opportunities, but in its wake, less efficient industries and jobs are left behind. Even longstanding industries can struggle to keep up

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  • The Cobra Effect: Lessons in Unintended Consequences

    The Cobra Effect: Lessons in Unintended Consequences0

    Every human decision brings with it unintended consequences. Often, they are inconsequential, even funny. When Airbus, for example, wanted to make its planes quieter to improve the flying experience for travelers, it made its A380 so quiet that passengers could hear, with far too much clarity, what was happening in the plane’s bathrooms. Other times

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  • The Myth That the World Is Facing a Population Crisis

    The Myth That the World Is Facing a Population Crisis0

    Shortly after my wife graduated from college, she joined Zero Population Growth. Looking back, she tells me it was an emotional reaction fueled by reading Paul Ehrlich’s apocalyptic claims. In his book, The Population Bomb, Ehrlich wrote: “The battle to feed all of humanity is over. In the 1970s hundreds of millions of people will

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