With Pope Francis' first visit to the United States just wrapping up, he leaves behind two contradictory positions. Francis criticizes the evils of capitalism and its spirit of profit. Yet at the same time, he pushes for an end to poverty. These two statements are in conflict with each other.
In MIT Technology Review, Tyler Cowen, faculty member in the Department of Economics and general director of the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, describes how advancements in technology to monitor worker productivity can lead to wage inequality and higher productivity, but also lower employee morale and generally threaten employee privacy.
Twenty-two scholars from around the world have been invited to survey, analyze, and critique Gordon Tullock's innovative research program and assess its impact on the fields of economic, law, and political science.