Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry

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Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry writes about religion, culture, politics, economics, business and technology. He is a columnist at The Week, a contributor at Forbes, a blogger at the Patheos Catholic portal and a business and economics columnist at the French news website Atlantico.

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Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry writes about religion, culture, politics, economics, business and technology. He is a columnist at The Week, a contributor at Forbes, a blogger at the Patheos Catholic portal and a business and economics columnist at the French news website Atlantico.

His writing has appeared in the Wall Street JournalFirst ThingsCommentaryThe AtlanticQuartzThe Daily BeastLe FigaroThe American InterestThe American Scene and even Fashionista.

Previously, he co-created the technology analysis service BI Intelligence and worked as a freelance financial analyst covering technology.

He holds an MSc in management from HEC Paris and lives in Paris with his beloved wife and daughter.

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France’s Ban On Hate Speech Goes Too Far

Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry

A new French law is unlikely to deter those who hurl racist abuse online, as they tend to thrive off a desire to thumb their noses at the established order. But the potential for abuse is enormous.

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Bloomberg View / March 27, 2018

‘Secular’ Is a French Word for ‘Anti-Muslim’

Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry

The problems of Muslim integration are much broader than the obstacles thrown up by French secularism. But the secularist mantra stifles public debate and prevents progress on the other dimensions, whether socioeconomic or cultural.

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Bloomberg View / February 23, 2018

What Foreigners Don’t Get About Emmanuel Macron

Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry

The French president’s brand of pragmatic centrist politics is really just class-interest-based politics.

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The Atlantic / January 19, 2018

The Catholic Church Used to be Like Silicon Valley. Can it be Again?

Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry

That the Catholic Church should put Silicon Valley—or any other institution or culture—to shame when it comes to world-changing innovation is not some tantalizing yet naïve prospect. It should be the baseline expectation for any educated Catholic.

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America Magazine / December 13, 2017

In Medicine, the Science Has Stopped Working

Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry

The replication crisis in experimental psychology has been well publicized. But there is a replication crisis going on in biomedicine at the moment too, and it is even worse.

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National Review Online / November 16, 2017

Nobody Knows What to Do about Health Care

Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry

There’s something profoundly conservative about tinkering around the edges rather than embarking on a grand reform agenda.

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National Review Online / November 8, 2017

In Defense of ‘Thoughts and Prayers’

Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry

The urgency and vigor of those who despise the notion of “thoughts and prayers” would only be justified in their reaction if there were indeed a magic button we could push to fix the problem of gun violence tomorrow. And there isn’t.

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The Week / November 7, 2017

We’re Too Afraid to Die

Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry

The limitless American pragmatism, with its faith in the possibility of technical solutions for every problem, is a powerful spur to heroic medicine when combined with fear of death.

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National Review Online / November 2, 2017

The Most Wasteful Health Spending Is Also the Most Popular

Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry

America’s two major health-care entitlements, Medicare and employer-sponsored health insurance, are gobbling up ever-bigger amounts of cash for less and less value.

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National Review Online / October 25, 2017

Half of All Health Spending Is Wasted

Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry

We know the American health-care system is wasteful. But we don’t dare to look at how much money we’re throwing away — and we especially don’t dare to do anything about it.

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National Review Online / October 25, 2017

Why America is Coming Apart at the Seams

Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry

Race has always been an important and divisive issue in American politics, but there’s no question things have become much more abrasive in recent years.

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The Week / October 18, 2017

The Poor Will Be Worse Off

Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry

The uncomfortable truth is that under any conceivable system, the poor will always have worse health outcomes than the rich.

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National Review Online / October 12, 2017