The Economic Future
By Robert M. Whaples
This article appeared in the Winter 2015/16 issue of The Independent Review.
The Independent Reviews Winter 2016 symposiumthe basis for the forthcoming Independent Institute book Future: Economic Peril or Prosperity?ponders the state of the economy fifty years from now. While our authors are largely optimistic, pointing to vast potential economic gains from new technologies and innovations, they also warn that government debt, regulation, and social problems could obstruct the arrival of a prosperous future.
Robert M. Whaples is a Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute and Co-Editor of The Independent Review.
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