Western democracies appear to have floundered in their responses to Covid-19. Is there a relationship between health and freedom, and can it be unraveled?
Build state capacity by building charter cities
Many low-income countries are unable to provide effective governance for their citizens, trapped in a cycle of slow growth and persistent corruption. Charter cities may provide an answer.
Polls show that the majority of Americans want to reduce their consumption of meat, but many struggle to do so.
The evolution of psychiatry
Modern psychiatry appears to be at a standstill, wanting for better treatment and a substantive theoretical framework. Evolutionary theory has the potential to reinvigorate the field.
How to build a state
Throughout history, states struggled to maintain power, having to rely on private agents and enforcers to fund themselves and govern their citizens.
The rise and fall of the industrial R&D lab
For a time in recent history, R&D labs seemed to exist in a golden age of innovation and productivity. But this period vanished as swiftly as it came to be.