James Pethokoukis, The Week

James Pethokoukis

The Week

Washington, DC, United States

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Recent:
  • The Week
  • AEI
Past:
  • NBC News
  • Business Insider
  • Vox
  • CNBC

Recent articles by James:

Escalating the trade war is risky for Trump. Signing a deal with China may be even riskier.

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The safe-deposit box makes a comeback

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Trump's elusive China trade deal

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Democrats are running into Trump's economic buzzsaw

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AEI

How AI is like that other general purpose technology, electricity

We already know from experience that it can take considerable time to fully understand and harness new technologies so that measured productivity increases. Perhaps we are in the midst of a similar situation right now. → Read More

What left and right alike get wrong about 'late' capitalism

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Elizabeth Warren's wealth tax is bad politics and worse policy

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AEI

The power of economic freedom, in pictures and words

What happens when societies reject economic freedom? Perhaps the most vivid illustration of that outcome is the famous photo of the two Koreas at night. This natural experiment shows the democratic capitalist South as a bright hub of progress and prosperity, the totalitarian communist North a dark nightmare of poverty and wasted human potential. A … → Read More

Elizabeth Warren is the new Paul Ryan

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Why has America stopped caring about the future?

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AEI

5 questions for Andrew McAfee about how capitalism could save the planet

Andrew McAfee talks about the evidence from his new book, More from Less, that capitalism should give environmentalists more optimism for the future. → Read More

The 2020 Democrats are totally missing what's wrong with the American economy

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Trump's trade war takes on the EU

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Trump is letting China beat up American businesses

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AEI

Do the rich really pay lower taxes than you? Probably not, but Elizabeth Warren hopes you think so

I think most readers would want to know just how much of an outlier the Saez and Zucman conclusion is and why it might remain so. → Read More

Why are tech IPOs tanking?

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The economy is dragging. End the trade war.

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AEI

Silicon Valley: An unrepeatable miracle? A long-read Q&A with Margaret O’Mara

Margaret O'Mara talks with us about the history behind Silicon Valley's success, documented in her new book, The Code. → Read More

Why researchers are obsessed with studying chickadees

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The potential psychological benefits of going green

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