Former U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke listens to a question at the Brookings Institution, Monday, Oct. 10, 2022, in Washington. Bernanke has been awarded the Nobel Prize in economic sciences along with two others. Alex Brandon/AP Photo.
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Central bankers need a lesson in humility

Technocratic economists need to learn what Hayek knew: trying to micromanage an economy often does more harm than good. Understanding the limits of human knowledge is an antidote to overconfidence and overreach.

Patrons sit on the patio as waitress Susie Plamondon, left, carries a glass of champagne at Joey Sherway, part of the Joey Restaurant chain during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Wednesday, June 24, 2020. Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press.
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The working class isn't who you think it is

Today’s working class is more female than male, more likely to be an immigrant or racial minority, much more likely to be in service-sector jobs than “blue-collar” jobs, and frequently has more educational experience or credentials than is typically required for its jobs.

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is shown during his year-end interview with The Canadian Press in Edmonton on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019. Amber Bracken/The Canadian Press.
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Jason Kenney makes his exit

Kenney’s inevitable, if not immediate, exit from politics after more than a quarter century is a natural moment for reflection on his accomplishments, lessons, and legacy.