We Progressives would do well to focus on the first two syllables of our political philosophy's name: progress.
More work needs to be done to truly maximize the benefits of technology by paying more attention to America's "digital divide" and the ways in which we can work to bridge it.
Because economics both poses as a hard science and fails to generate reliable predictions, establishing economic facts is an elusive exercise. Battling statistical analyses come to opposite conclusions on the impact of fiscal stimulus, changes in tax rates, wage mandates, regulations, and so on. Into this void steps money and power, such that today we find ourselves with think tanks staffed by economists who provide their clients with the answers they seek. And since those with the deepest pockets can buy the results that best serve their goals, it is increasingly difficult to generate the wealth of evidence needed to offset market failures, inequities, and even existential threats.
If District regulation of for-hire vehicles is designed to protect consumers, then UberX should clearly be allowed to operate.
Until we develop a culturally-relevant and widely accepted concept of what constitutes poor corporate practice in a specific country or region, we cannot develop mechanisms that effectively promote good governance and stamp out corruption in that location.
Whether it is firing synapses, moving cranes, or powering our homes, we run on energy. And our dependency is growing: 7,000,000,000 humans with an annual growth rate of more than 1 percent translates to one more person on Earth every 13 seconds.
Some lawmakers in Washington may be losing sleep in the coming weeks as they mull over proposed immigration reform legislation. But many migrant child...
There was a time when corporations were a creature of the state, set up and licensed to aggregate capital to achieve certain public purposes. These roles are now nearly reversed, but certain steps are needed to complete the process.
On a planet rapidly coming online through mobile technologies, there's an urgent need to develop financial empowerment. Today, leaders from the emerging payment and virtual currency industry announced a Committee for the Establishment of the Digital Asset Transfer Authority.
We wouldn't be having this conversation if the president had his druthers: nearly everyone agrees with Professor Posner that it would be much better if Congress put a carbon-control law on the books. But it looks like polar bears will be sipping piña coladas before that happens.
Whatever happened to innovation in America? President Obama told us that our future depends on it. Across the political spectrum, everyone pretty much agrees that innovation is vital to prosperity. So why aren't we getting the job done?
Homemade English muffins, by Momofuku Milk Bar's Christina Tosi.
A complex society probably needs some rules that are pretty complicated. Many of the most stupid rules probably aren't that harmful. Many regulations that are harmful aren't silly.
It is official -- on July 10th, 2013 the Security and Exchange Commission (S.E.C.) lifted the ban for private offering advertising. This means that on...
While COPPA may be viewed by the private sector as another set of "rules" that must be complied with, we should consider what such regulation represents.
People will be talking about Senator Davis' filibuster for many years to come. Those who have made, and will make the trip to the capitol in Austin to make their voices heard, will become politicized forever. They will not forget the energy and solidarity which we have witnessed.