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Democracy & Technology Blog Dynamist Nobel

10_wd_phelps_4.jpgYesterday, Ned Phelps of Columbia won the Nobel Prize in economics for his critique of the Philips Curve, one of the worst (and still persisting) ideas in the sad history of 20th centrury macroeconomics. Read Phelps’s terrific celebration of dynamic capitalism — and powerful critique of European style corporatism — in today’s Wall Street Journal.
-Bret Swanson

Bret Swanson

Bret Swanson is a Senior Fellow at Seattle's Discovery Institute, where he researches technology and economics and contributes to the Disco-Tech blog. He is currently writing a book on the abundance of the world economy, focusing on the Chinese boom and developing a new concept linking economics and information theory. Swanson writes frequently for the editorial page of The Wall Street Journal on topics ranging from broadband communications to monetary policy.