Big Brother Rising Three Glimpses of the Future
As the world hurtles toward a systemically digitized existence, some unpleasant alternatives to governance are coming clearly into view.
The New Addiction Cell Phones as Cigarettes
Smartphones are every bit as annoying, addictive, and dangerous to our health as are cigarettes—and the second-hand consequences are alarming.
Robot Revolution The Beginning of the End of Work
Robots and AI are already putting scores of Americans out of work and exacerbating inequality. As automation increases, what can we do to mitigate the damage?
The New Monopoly The Dangers of Amazon’s Dominance
Amazon is on its way to becoming the next Standard Oil, amassing inordinate market power to set the terms by which goods are bought and sold in the United States.
Turning Points Ukraine’s Tunisia Moment
As reforms stall in Ukraine, the tragic killing of a young activist could become a rallying cry for systemic change.
Trade Imbalances Replacing NAFTA
NAFTA should be reconstituted and replaced. The trick is how to deepen U.S.-Canadian integration without leaving Mexico completely out in the cold.
Platform or Publisher? The Tech Giants Must Be Reined In
Silicon Valley usurped the role of traditional news media, without assuming any accompanying social responsibilities.
Audacities Canada to the Rescue!
Most proposals about unifying the United States and Canada are based on economic complementarity and cultural affinity. Here’s one based on institutional necessity.
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