Reimagining the Common Good


What is the Meaning Behind These Categories?

These categories are intended to orient you to the substance of the article and to communicate our framework for understanding the endowments that constitute civic life. This “human ecology” model is at the core of the Thriving Cities Project, a research initiative of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture.

The Just

Short Cuts

Davies comments on the Facebook–Cambridge Analytica data scandal, and what we should learn from it.

By William Davies | Vol. 104

The Good

Tending the Digital Commons: A Small Ethics toward the Future

Given the extent to which life itself is lived online, what responsibility do we have for the state of the digital ecosystem we will hand down to future generations?

By Alan Jacobs | Vol. 104

The True

On Data

With each new high-profile breach, our online lives feel more and more vulnerable. What’s really at stake when we trade our data for access to the platforms and services we rely on?

By Sam Speers | Vol. 104

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