Reverend Malthus, Meet Doctor Faustus
Al Gore notwithstanding, high-tech master does not lead inexorable to disaster; but neither does it offer an escape from the human condition.
About the Author
Peter W. Huber is a senior fellow of the Manhattan Institute. His contributions to COMMENTARY include “Telecom Undone—A Cautionary Tale” (January 2003), “Guns, Tobacco, Big Macs—and the Courts” (June 1999), and, with Mark P. Mills, “Getting Over Oil” (September 2005).