inequality

Here’s One Simple Solution to Wealth Inequality

A New York University business school professor explains why treating employees well may help reduce inequality—and improve the bottom line.

How to Manage — and Remove — Bias in AI

We have a tremendous opportunity to design fairness and transparency into our decision-making systems.

Can Capitalism Be Fixed?

Creating a system that mirrors ancient kin relationships may be key to fighting global inequality.

How Technology Can Help Underserved Children Learn

Digital tools thoughtfully deployed can help close the learning gap for underserved students.

Welcome to Precision Medicine (If You’re White)

Genomics helps tailor treatment for growing numbers of patients. But it works best for white people, who often already populate databases. How can it become valuable for everyone?

Genomic Medicine’s Racial Inequality Problem: A Conversation with Malia Fullerton

The medical benefits of genomics go disproportionately to white people, while people of other ethnicities are more likely to receive inconclusive results because scientists don’t know enough about their genetic variation. We spoke with Malia...

Why Digital Tech Will Create More Jobs than it Destroys

Many worry that new digital tools, robots and artificial intelligence are going to replace entry-level and middle class jobs. I appreciate the concern, but I disagree. Just as electricity created vastly more jobs than it...

Is Innovation Exploding or Expiring?

Is global innovation waxing or waning? That depends on who you listen to. How we react to economic transitions can depend on the stories we hear and repeat about them. As Nobel laureate Robert Shiller...

Is Inequality an Unavoidable Consequence of Innovation?

The economics of innovation and its impact on society was the theme of the annual economists' pow-wow in Toronto last weekend, the Institute for New Economic Thinking conference. And there was no presumption that it...

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