This week’s pieces bridge two of our standing interests: the quiet desperation of loneliness in America, and the role our gadgets play in reshaping social life.
The UBI presses on one of our most deeply held convictions: that our jobs (or lack thereof) are essential to our identities.
We investigate a proposal to address the
growing economic insecurity created by flexible capitalism that has won support from surprisingly diverse ideological camps.
This week we highlight pieces on the particular challenges of unemployment and underemployment in our increasingly “flexible” economy.
“Machine learning” is currently accelerating the development and distribution of artificial intelligence—and its potential to transform our common life is massive.
We follow up on last week’s briefing by attending to several stories of the immigrant experience in America.
This week, we offer a set of resources that address the main issues at stake in the president’s executive order on immigration.
With so many powerful tools for collecting and disseminating data, how should we decide what to pay attention to?
This week we bring you two pieces on the so-called “monument wars”—ongoing debates about efforts to remove or dramatically re-contextualize particular public memorials.
This week, we bring you stories on the opioid crisis in America—when it began, who it affects, who (if anyone) is to blame, and what (if anything) can be done about it.