Is Innovation China’s Next Great Leap Forward?

Relying uncritically on assumptions of questionable legitimacy is a poor way to make policy. This concern animates several of the essays in the Summer 2018 Issues in Science and Technology.

Editor's Journal

From the Hill

  • From the Hill – Summer 2018

    The Senate Appropriations Committee’s Energy & Water Development spending bill, approved in late May on a 30-1 vote, continues congressional pushback against the sharp Department of Energy (DOE) research and development (R&D)… Read More



Real Numbers

Book Reviews

  • Powerlines

    Keeping the Lights On

    In September 2017, two hurricanes struck the US island of Puerto Rico, crippling its electric power grid. Because Puerto Rico is a major manufacturing site for medical supplies, the nation’s hospitals soon… Read More
  • A geometric drawing of a forested mountain range

    Varieties of Technological Experience

    For roughly two thousand years, from 500 BCE to 1500 CE, China was the most advanced scientific civilization in the world. During this period, the Chinese intellectual tradition was more knowledgeable about… Read More
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