Archive for the ‘Ideas’ Category

The Free-Market Approach to This Pandemic Isn’t Working

December 1st, 2020
The US health care system has always been unequal, but Covid-19 has revealed it to be absurd.

Posted in Ideas | Comments (0)

A Mission to Make Virtual Parties Actually Fun

November 30th, 2020
Let's be honest, Zoom birthdays and happy hours are bad. But an emerging type of platform known as “proximity chat” could offer a better option.

Posted in Ideas | Comments (0)

VCs Are Pouring Money Into the Wrong Education Startups

November 29th, 2020
The pandemic has proven the need for new technologies that can radically change online learning models. But investors are more interested in existing platforms.

Posted in Ideas, Opinion | Comments (0)

Biden Must Repair—and Reinvigorate—Tech Diplomacy

November 25th, 2020
The administration’s nomination of Antony Blinken is a good start. But mending the damage of the past four years will require a complete reorientation.

Posted in Ideas, Opinion | Comments (0)

The AstraZeneca Covid Vaccine Data Isn’t Up to Snuff

November 25th, 2020
There's been even more good news this week, this time from the Oxford-AstraZeneca trials. But a closer look reveals some very shaky science.

Posted in Ideas | Comments (0)

How to Have Productive Conversations About Election Misinfo

November 24th, 2020
A holiday guide to navigating the deep swamp of polluted information.

Posted in Ideas, Information Ecology | Comments (0)

Overcoming Vaccine Skepticism Starts in the Community

November 21st, 2020
Many of the communities most vulnerable to Covid-19 are the ones least willing to get a vaccine. Convincing them may require a peer-to-peer approach.

Posted in Ideas, Opinion | Comments (0)

Masks Help, but We May Never Know How Much

November 21st, 2020
The impact of face coverings is not just unknown, it’s unknowable. Still, uncertainty should be no impediment to action.

Posted in Ideas, Opinion | Comments (0)

Facebook Is Going After Its Critics in the Name of Privacy

November 20th, 2020
The company wants to shut down an academic study of political ad targeting, just as it prepares to reinstate targeted political ads.

Posted in Ideas, Opinion | Comments (0)

This Pandemic Must Be Seen

November 20th, 2020
If we could watch what’s really going on in hospitals, there would be no more complacency.

Posted in Ideas | Comments (0)