Culture & Society

Who Is Elon Musk?

Elon Musk’s plan to buy Twitter—or maybe not—has brought him once again to the center of attention, at least among… Read More

4 days ago

The Fifth Wave: Escaping Into the Metaverse

We live in a time of vast migrations. Humanity is on the move without regard for national borders, escaping the… Read More

2 weeks ago

The Right’s ‘Bounty Law’ Craze Is Based on a Progressive Blueprint

Last September, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor was apoplectic. The nation’s highest court had just refused to grant an emergency… Read More

2 weeks ago

How To Reduce Politicization in U.S. Schools

It generally pays to listen, even—or especially—to your opponents. So when it comes to the battles raging over critical race… Read More

4 weeks ago

Ideas of India: Humans of COVID

Ideas of India is a podcast in which Mercatus Senior Research Fellow Shruti Rajagopalan examines the academic ideas that can propel… Read More

4 weeks ago

Get the Kids Out of the Room—We’re Going To Talk About Sex

Sex is everywhere, and despite what you may think, it’s mostly a good thing. My authority on this is that… Read More

1 month ago

Inter-Elite Competition and Institutional Destruction

Several months back, there was a brief contretemps involving podcaster Joe Rogan, Canadian rocker Neil Young and music streaming service… Read More

1 month ago

Can Psychedelics Help Increase the Mental Healthcare Supply?

Just before President Biden’s 2022 State of the Union address, the White House announced a priority initiative to address what… Read More

1 month ago

The Activism of Booker T. Washington

Booker T. Washington is an icon of the civil rights struggle in the United States. But he is often maligned… Read More

2 months ago

Misinformation, Disinformation and Propaganda

The following is the transcript of a conversation between Martin Gurri and Weifeng Zhong entitled “Open Information and Propaganda in… Read More

2 months ago