National

05/30/2016 - 12:00am

    Does immigration cost native workers their jobs or drive down their wages? This is one of the most contentious issues in economic policy right now. Fortunately, a lot of academic economists are doing some very smart, careful and thorough empirical work to figure out the effects of immigration on local labor markets....

05/27/2016 - 7:00pm

    "What ideas, if embraced, would pose the greatest threat to the welfare of humanity?" When the editors of Foreign Policy magazine posed this question to a group of prominent policy intellectuals in 2004, neoconservative thinker Francis Fukuyama chose...

05/27/2016 - 6:00pm

    Sometimes, people do terrible things because they have a tragic misunderstanding of what it means to be good. Sometimes we do regrettable things because we aren't strong enough to be as good as we would like. Fortunately, emerging neuroscience suggests that we will...

05/27/2016 - 4:00pm

    When I first tried to start a club for the study of transhumanism at Yale, I was astounded by the university's response. The chaplain intervened and vetoed the request. An email to me explained that there were already enough atheist groups on campus, assuming...

05/27/2016 - 3:00pm

    National anxiety over the decline in middle-class living standards is driving this year's presidential contest like no other issue.

    Donald Trump promises a return of manufacturing jobs as the solution,...

05/27/2016 - 2:00pm

    CRISPR is a controversial new technology for genetically engineering cells and making those changes heritable. It and other new gene-editing technologies have both raised hopes of speedier biomedical breakthroughs and concerns that they could eventually enable the...

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