Democracy

What Does the Inflation Reduction Act Mean for Climate Tech?

Here are questions to ask about the bill’s impact on climate tech. In any case, it's a huge and welcome step forward.

Beyond the Crash–Finding Patterns in a World of Uncertainty

Things are grim. And one of the grimmest parts of this moment is how uncertain everyone seems to be about what comes next.

Sheryl Sandberg’s Complicated Legacy

Sandberg will be remembered as the Wendy to Peter Pan and the Lost Boys. Her legacy also includes blame for how Facebook amplified divisiveness in humankind. That is a heavy burden.

Climate action has been ‘a calamity’, says Senate Democrat Sheldon Whitehouse

Rhode Island Democrat spoke to the Guardian about the president’s climate record and targeting oil industry’s ‘achilles heel’

Biden May Change the Game in Big Tech Regulation

The issues caused by business models built on surveillance, profiling and targeting go far beyond what we say. They affect how we feel, how we behave, how we spend, and how we vote. That is the...

This is How We Defeat Putin and Other Petrostate Autocrats

After Hitler invaded the Sudetenland, America turned its industrial prowess to building tanks, bombers and destroyers. Now, we must respond with renewables

The Biden Administration Embraces “Democracy Affirming Technologies”

President Biden has called the defense of democracy “the defining challenge of our time.” With authoritarian governments doubling down on AI-enabled techniques for mass surveillance and social control, putting out the call to citizen coders...

Can Democracies Truly Ban Crypto?

A lot of countries would like to bury Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. But can it realistically be done?

Robinhood, Binance, and the Culture of Contempt

A fintech movement that wraps itself in the “democratization of finance” ought to understand that with democracy comes responsibility: to customers, to stakeholders, and to society.

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