Christina Pazzanese interviews 87 year-old Amartya Sen (Nobel '98) for the Harvard Gazette (June 3, 2021), wich an amphasis on the long arc of his life and career (‘I’ve never done work that I was not interested in. That is a very good reason to go on.' June 3, 2021).
We know that the pandemic caused people and firms to make much more widespread use of digital technologies: working from home, ordering on-line, tele-medicine, education from K-12 to college delivered on-line, and so on.
Historically, meetings of the largest economies in the world have been essential to reach essential agreements that would incentivise prosperity and growth.
Economics famously begins with an idea of individuals pursuing their own interests, and then discusses both the positive and negative dynamics that can emerge.
The US higher education system does an OK job of enrolling US high school students.
There's an old dream about preventive health care, which I still hear from time to time.
The Fraser Institute has been publishing a "Essential Scholars" series of short books that provide an overview of the work of prominent thinkers, including John Locke, David Hume, and Adam Smith in the past, and Friedrich Hayek, Joseph Schumpeter, and Robert Nozick from more recent times.