Title

Through the Mist: American Liberty and Political Economy, 2065

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Winter 2016

Abstract

One certainty in writing about America's political economy fifty years hence is that the author will likely be proven wrong. The best one can hope for is to try to appear wise (or at least thoughtful) in the process. Even if the future were determined solely by competitive markets, the outcome would be unknowable. But developments exogenous to private markets will greatly shape the future, making most predictions implicitly or explicitly contingent‒impossible to specify in detail without reference to those exogenous events.

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