Kevin Kelly calls himself “the most optimistic person in the world.” And he has a lot to say about parenting, travel, A.I., being luckier — and why we should spend way more time on YouTube.
The controversial Harvard economist, recently back from a suspension, “broke a lot of glass early in my career,” he says. His research on school incentives and police brutality won him acclaim — but also enemies. Now he’s taking a hard look at corporate diversity programs. The common thread in his work? “I refuse to not tell the truth.”
One Yale economist certainly thinks so. But even if he’s right, are economists any better?
The last two years have radically changed the way we work — producing winners, losers, and a lot of surprises.
It used to feel like magic. Now it can feel like a set of cheap tricks. Is the problem with Google — or with us?
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