Last week's Amtrak derailment has once again put wireless spectrum front and center. Michael Calabrese and Patrick Lucey from the Open Technology Institute explain the current and future stakes of spectrum allocation.
How can local journalism be updated for the 21st century? In the latest edition of the Weekly Wonk, researchers from The New Measures Research Project at Rutgers University explain their unique approach to identifying the health of local news ecosystems and locating areas of staggering information inequality.
These days, it’s all about the freelance economy—or what many experts envision as the new economic normal. As the economy makes its bland recovery, flexible (no-benefits and low-cost) freelance (a.k.a. “shared,” a.ka. “contingency”) work is all the rage.
But who benefits from this supposed freelance ...
How do we make people's lives better--whether by improving the end-of-life experience of terminal patients or by maximizing development efforts in global spaces?
For Atul Gawande, author of Being Mortal, and Darren Walker, president and CEO of Ford Foundation, the answer is simple: we listen to people tell ...
Current discussions of police brutality and racial profiling are necessary but Charles Ellison argues that focusing on them exclusively obscures the significance of poverty in places like Baltimore and Ferguson.