Big Data, Virginia Woolf, and the Right to be Forgotten

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How is big data used, and what are the underlying moral questions that its use poses?  > More

Innovations

Could Open Labs Be the Key to Cracking the World’s Toughest Health Problems?

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Despite the evident benefits inherent to open disease research and treatment development, investment in open labs has been scarce.

Commentary

The Urban Village

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Carlo Ratti, Matthew Claudel

Computational social science is showing why cities thrive. When a city doubles in size, every measure of economic activity increases by about 15 percent per capita.

Commentary

Ebola and Inequality

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Joseph Stiglitz

Joseph E. Stiglitz examines the lessons learned so far from the current crisis.

Commentary

Local Food Systems: A Green Way of Life, or a Luxury Only for Elites?

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While many celebrate salad greens, the local food movement is cultivating exclusivity and becoming less and less budget friendly.

Commentary

The Next Stage of Financial Inclusion

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Dean Karlan

Despite for-profit companies entering the microcredit market, nonprofits continue to serve a vital function when it comes to bringing financial services to those who need them most.

Commentary

Is the 2015 Paris Conference the Last Chance to Save Our Planet?

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We have squandered the chance of keeping global warming below two-degree Celsius limit unless we take draconian action, says climate scientist Kevin Anderson.

Commentary

China's Dependency on Coal is "Suicidal": It's Diversify or Die

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Nuclear power, not shale gas, will ensure China's energy security, argues energy expert Gal Luft.

Commentary

Why Taxation Must Go Global

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Wolfgang Schäuble

International standards and enforcement could prevent tax evasion and avoidance.



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