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2013年10月28日 16:02

KLUDGEOCRACY IN AMERICA: CAUSES

KLUDGEOCRACY IN AMERICA: CAUSES

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GUEST BLOGGER Steven M. Teles

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By now, the SIZE of American government is roughly fixed. Over the next few decades, Americans will debate its counter-productive COMPLEXITY. America has chosen to govern itself through more indirect and incoherent policy mechanisms than can be found in any comparable country. Today much of American public policy resembles what computer geeks call a "kludge": "an ill-assorted collection of parts assembled to fulfill a particular purpose...a clu......

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2013年10月21日 17:07

KLUDGEOCRACY IN AMERICA: COSTS

KLUDGEOCRACY IN AMERICA: COSTS

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GUEST BLOGGER Steven M. Teles

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By now, the SIZE of American government is roughly fixed. Over the next few decades, Americans will debate its COMPLEXITY. America has chosen to govern itself through more indirect and incoherent policy mechanisms than can be found in any comparable country. Today much of American public policy resembles what computer geeks call a "kludge": "an ill-assorted collection of parts assembled to fulfill a particular purpose...a clumsy but temporarily......

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2013年10月14日 21:31

AMERICAN CLIMATE POLITICS: SCARING ELITES INTO AVOIDING DISASTER

AMERICAN CLIMATE POLITICS: SCARING ELITES INTO AVOIDING DISASTER

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GUEST BLOGGER Craig K. Comstock

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It took military near-catastrophes (still near-secret) to scare Soviet and American elites into ending the Cold War. Limiting climate change will require equally big shocks and big changes.

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In a Series on American Climate Politics by Guest Blogger Craig K. Comstock, this Post asks what we can learn from what it took to end the Cold War about w......

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2013年10月11日 19:13

增长结束了吗?

2012年8月,美国经济学家罗伯特·戈登(Robert J. Gordon)发表了一篇有争议的论文,问道“美国的增长结束了吗?”在第一篇博文的第三部分,我概述了这篇论文。戈登在2012年的论题是,当时美国经济的“复苏”,不只是暂时“衰退”的一般性“循环”复苏。在最好的情况下,面对的是至多使复苏相当缓慢的六项结构性“逆风”(HEADWINDS,下面意译为不利因素);而在最坏的情况下,增长可能面对依然存在的创新不良的长时期挑战。

这篇论文激起了经济学家们的诸多讨论,许多人都断言创新并非不良。所以,罗伯特在近期做了更新,指出即便创新维持现在的比率,他对未来增长......

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2013年10月08日 17:36

IS AMERICAN ECONOMIC GROWTH OVER? INNOVATION

IS AMERICAN ECONOMIC GROWTH OVER? INNOVATION

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GUEST BLOGGER Robert J. Gordon

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In August 2012 the noted American economist Robert J. Gordon raised the deliberately provocative question “Is U.S. growth over?” After much debate among economists, Gordon has updated his argument in a recent paper, which this Series provides.

The first Post showed how growth SLOWED between the periods 1891-1972 and 1972-2007. This Post analyzes HEADWINDS facing attempts to reviv......

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2013年10月02日 23:12

IS AMERICAN ECONOMIC GROWTH OVER? HEADWINDS

IS AMERICAN ECONOMIC GROWTH OVER? HEADWINDS

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GUEST BLOGGER Robert J. Gordon

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In August 2012 the noted American economist Robert J. Gordon raised the deliberately provocative question “Is U.S. growth over?” After much debate among economists, Gordon has updated his argument in a recent paper, which this Series provides.

The first Post showed how growth SLOWED between the periods 1891-1972 and 1972-2007. This Post analyzes HEADWINDS facing attempts to revive growth. ......

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