Dylan Matthews, Vox

Dylan Matthews

Vox

Washington, DC, United States

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Recent:
  • Vox
Past:
  • CNBC
  • Washington Post

Recent articles by Dylan:

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The lame-duck Congress can avoid the next debt ceiling crisis. They just need to act.

Why Democrats have to head off another debt ceiling standoff while they still can. → Read More

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How one man quietly stitched the American safety net over four decades

Robert Greenstein isn’t a household name. But his influential Center on Budget and Policy Priorities has changed the lives of millions of low income Americans. → Read More

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Jamila Michener knows that fighting poverty means fighting for democracy

Jamila Michener, political scientist at Cornell, is one of Vox’s Future Perfect 50. These are the people making the future a better place for everyone. → Read More

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Target Malaria’s scientists are working to rid Africa of an ancient plague

Fred Aboagye-Antwi, Mamadou Coulibaly, Abdoulaye Diabate, and Jonathan Kayondo are developing a groundbreaking "gene drive" approach to eradicating malaria. → Read More

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Skanda Amarnath is figuring out how to fight inflation while keeping people employed

Skanda Amarnath, executive director of Employ America, is one of Vox’s Future Perfect 50. These are the people making the future a better place for everyone. → Read More

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Leah Utyasheva and Michael Eddleston are saving lives from suicide in the Global South

Leah Utyasheva and Michael Eddleston, of the Center for Pesticide Suicide Prevention at the University of Edinburgh, are part of Vox’s Future Perfect 50. These are the people making the future a better place for everyone. → Read More

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Did a 1982 book predict America’s decline?

Mancur Olson’s The Rise and Decline of Nations shows how small groups can undermine broader prosperity. → Read More

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Humanity was stagnant for millennia — then something big changed 150 years ago

Why the years from 1870 to 2010 were humanity’s most important. → Read More

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Mikhail Gorbachev and the merits of the inside game

The last Soviet leader was a flawed man — and a moral inspiration. → Read More

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The rise and rise of GiveDirectly

The cash group is on track to become one of the world’s leading global poverty charities. → Read More

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How effective altruism went from a niche movement to a billion-dollar force

Effective altruism has gone mainstream. Where does that leave it? → Read More

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The political science of shark attacks

What shark attacks in 1916 could tell us about the midterms in 2022. → Read More

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Young Americans are sticking close to their hometowns

80 percent of young adults still live within 100 miles of their home as teenagers. → Read More

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How the Fed ended the last great American inflation — and how much it hurt

Forty years ago, the Fed pushed the economy into a recession to stop inflation. Here’s how it played out. → Read More

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When cash giving doesn’t work

New studies raise questions about the full effect of direct cash payments. But the real need is research on how to make such programs more politically feasible. → Read More

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Does this AI know it’s alive?

A Google engineer became convinced a large language model had become sentient and touched off a debate about how we should think about artificial intelligence. → Read More

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One Good Thing: 107 minutes of Wall Street traders behaving badly

Help, I can’t stop rewatching this 11-year-old corporate thriller nobody saw in theaters. → Read More

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About 200 years ago, the world started getting rich. Why?

Two economic historians explain what made the Industrial Revolution, and modern life, possible. → Read More

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Carrick Flynn may be 2022’s unlikeliest candidate. Here’s why he’s running.

Meet the person — backed by billionaire Sam Bankman-Fried — who wants to bring effective altruism to Congress. → Read More

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Over 60 million Americans have taxes so simple the IRS could do them automatically

"Automatic returns" could vastly simplify tax season for millions of people. → Read More