Volcanoes are erupting in The Philippines, but on-fire Australia received some welcome rain. The Iran war cries have been called off and The Donald’s military powers are about to be hamstrung by the Senate. Meanwhile, his impeachment trial is starting, and we’re all on Twitter for a front-row seat.
If you need economics explained to you in a way that makes sense, Tyler Cowen is your guy. Economics Chair at George Mason University (GMU), he is also the director of GMU’s Mercatus Center, which aims to bridge the gap between academia and real-world problems. He and fellow economics professor Alex Tabarrok run the popular website The Marginal Revolution: Small Steps Toward a Much Better World, where they blog daily and offer online economics courses through Marginal Revolution University.
The author of 12 books, Cowen’s most recent is Big Business: A Love Letter to an American Antihero, which defends corporations and their essential role in a balanced, productive, and progressive society. He writes a column for Bloomberg View; has contributed extensively to national publications such as The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Money; and serves on the advisory boards of both Wilson Quarterly and American Interest. He is also host of Conversations with Tyler, a podcast series featuring today’s most underrated thinkers in wide-ranging explorations of their work, the world, and everything in between.