Jamie Holmes

Fellow, Future Tense

Jamie Holmes is a Future Tense Fellow at New America and the author of Nonsense: The Power of Not Knowing. Previously, he was a policy analyst within New America’s Global Assets Project. Before joining New America, he was a research coordinator at Harvard University in the department of economics, where he focused on behavioral economics. He holds a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. His writing has appeared in print or online at the New York Times, the New Yorker, the Philadelphia Inquirer, CNN, the Huffington Post, POLITICO, the Christian Science Monitor, the New Republic, the Atlantic, Slate, Foreign Policy, and the Daily Beast.

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Hunting Osama and searching for the right employee: Column

Future Tense Fellow Jamie Holmes writes that, in an uncertain world, we're all intelligence analysts now.


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In praise of intellectual uncertainty

“Nonsense,” by Jamie Holmes, a fellow at the public-policy think tank New America, explores ambiguity and uncertainty, arguing that in many


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Embracing the Unknown

Scholars have sliced and diced the terms “ambiguity,” “uncertainty,” and “ignorance,” among others, in a variety of different ways. Oftentim


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Nonsense: The Power of Not Knowing

Instant informational gratification isn't necessarily making us wiser, according to a new book by Jamie Holmes.


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Ignorance isn't just bliss, it's key to expanding your knowledge

Jamie Holmes, a fellow at the Washington, D.C.-based New America think tank and author of the forthcoming book "Nonsense: the Power of Not K


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How Methods Videos Are Making Science Smarter

To Pritsker, the most significant obstacle to the successful replication of experiments is the outdated text format of traditional journals:


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The Case for Teaching Ignorance

Presenting ignorance as less extensive than it is, knowledge as more solid and more stable, and discovery as neater also leads students to m


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Investing in Girls

Opportunities for innovation in girl-centered cash transfers


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The Challenges and Opportunities of G2P Payments

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The Cashless Future

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Progress in India’s unique ID project

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The Largest Biometric Database in the World