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 Prosperous

The Next Industrial Revolution

New technologies may soon create an over-abundance of labor. Is the modern economy prepared to adapt? Are humans?

By Derek Thompson and Ryan Avent | Vol. 62

The Prosperous

Labor in Today’s Vineyard

Malesic argues that the dignity of work is derived from the dignity of human beings, not the other way around.

By Jonathan Malesic | Vol. 62

The Prosperous

What It Means to Be a Senior in the Gig Economy

Seniors who earn income from “gig economy” platforms like AirBnB and Uber are more dependent on that income than younger Americans.

By Eric Morath | Vol. 62

The Prosperous

On Work and Growing Old

A summary of this week’s pieces, on the cultural effects of the shift toward “flexible capitalism.”

By Philip Lorish | Vol. 62

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