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May. 13, 2016

New York Times: What Was the Greatest Era for Innovation? A Brief Guided Tour, by Neil Irwin

This post originally appeared in The New York Times on May 5, 2015.

We’re in the golden age of innovation, an era in which digital technology is transforming the underpinnings of human existence. Or so a techno-optimist might argue.

We’re in a depressing era in which innovation has slowed and living standards are barely rising. That’s what some skeptical economists believe.