The latest from Douglas Stanley

  • Policy & Politics

    Commentary | Let’s Not Eat Our Seed Corn

    In the middle of the 20th century, economist Robert Solow definitively established through his Nobel-Prize-winning research that improvements in technology are the primary contributor over time to increased output per capita — or productivity.

  • Real Options, Real Choices

    When it comes to deciding the future of human spaceflight, a rational approach would be to begin with a vision and objectives, then determine policy guidelines, define a series of increasingly ambitious destinations, develop design reference missions and requirements, and develop candidate architectures that meet the requirements, perform apples-to-apples cost, reliability, safety, performance and risk analyses to allow a decision maker to make an informed decision.