Rarely do I read an article and think that everybody should read the article. Such an article is "How the Profound Changes in Economics Make Left Versus Right Debates Irrelevant" which first appeared in Evonomics. This article is not about politics but rather addresses how economics needs to be updated to remain relevant to policymakers. Economics needs to be updated to reflect advances in complexity science, evolutionary biology and networking. Such concepts would replace the traditional idea that the economy works to achieve equilibrium. A particularly interesting point in the article is that the writers sees political power shifting away from the federal government to the cities.
For those seeking a more in depth analysis, a book titled "Complex New World:Translating new economic thinking into public policy" is available as a PDF. The article and the book were produced by IPPR. IPPR, the Institute for Public Policy Research, is the UK’s leading progressive think tank. We produce rigorous research and innovative policy ideas for a fair, democratic and sustainable world. Very good thinkers in my opinion.
I went back and checked. I have written 11 articles on complexity. My summer reading list looks like background reading for this post.