AIF BLOG - September 2013

September 06, 2013
 By Andrew McAfee, Associate Director and Principal Research Scientist at the MIT Center for Digital Business A new round of stats about the US economy have been released recently, and they tell a familiar ‘good news, bad news’ story. The good news is that both GPD (blue line) and corporate investment (red line) have rebounded well past their pre-recession highs (which are indexed to 100 in the graph).I’d add lines...
September 17, 2013
Will the latest mass shooting, which killed 12 at Washington, D.C.'s Navy Yard on Monday, spark a fresh debate about gun laws? Some say that with the skirmish over Syria, and his other substantial political challenges, President Obama doesn't have the stomach for it right now. And yet, Monday's shooting reportedly prompted a new round of calls for action from lawmakers.This summer, at Aspen Ideas, The Atlantic's...