innovation-and-its-discontents

The private sector is spending more on R&D than ever

Growth in R&D spending is down from its 1980s/90s level. But R&D as a share of the economy is growing. What gives?

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Aug 8, 2013

Why we don’t have jetpacks, in one chart

R&D investment grew in all but one quarter between 1980 and 2001. That stopped, and we don't really know why.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Jul 31, 2013

Ben Bernanke on robots, lasers and the Great Stagnation

The Fed chairman argues that you've got to admit it's getting better, it's getting better all the time.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • May 18, 2013