Tag Archives | Farhad Manjoo

The Robots Are Taking Over, and They Want to Know If You Want Fries with That

Five Things You Need to Read Today 1. The Petty Pull Peddlers I took a couple of the items from my last “Five Things You Need to Read Today” edition and expanded them into standalone articles. I didn’t bother to send them out to the Tracinski Letter mailing list because they are substantial duplications of […]

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What Is Subsidized and What Is Not Subsidized

New York Times technology columnist Farhad Manjoo recently touted electric cars—Tesla, actually—as a case where government regulations can have an economically beneficial effect by promoting innovation. “Researchers who study regulation and its effects on business said there have been numerous instances in which regulation speeds along, rather than impedes, technological progress.” After all, we wouldn’t […]

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Back to the Futurism

The New York Times‘s Farhad Manjoo recently called for more of us to “pick up the torch” from the recently deceased Alvin Toffler, author of the 1970 book Future Shock and one of the pioneers of what used to be called “futurism.” All around, technology is altering the world: Social media is subsuming journalism, politics […]

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