Fred is a Baby Boomer mayor who's pretty sure he's got things figured out. Wife and 2.5 kids, big house in the suburbs, steady full-time job. When the sharing economy comes along, he doesn't quite know what to make of it.
Arun Sundararajan, a professor at NYU's Stern School of Business and author of the recent book The Sharing Economy, believes crowd-based capitalism could replace managerial capitalism in the next 10-20 years. Sundararajan believes crowd-based capitalism is an inherently superior model, one that uses resources more efficiently, which tends to result...
Entrepreneur and investor Nick Hanauer, one of the most vocal proponents of raising the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour, wants his fellow one percenters to understand the importance of addressing income inequality. No one has a bigger stake in a thriving middle class than the wealthy, Hanauer said.
At the first gathering of What's Now: San Francisco, hosted in partnership with Capgemini, John Battelle discussed the current unease in the city of San Francisco. "Once again, San Francisco is the canary in the coal mine for a bigger story that's happening around the world," John said.
Artificial intelligence debates tend to lead us down two separate, but related, rabbit holes. The first is the scary, science fiction-esque future in which machines become smarter than we are and rule over humankind. The second is more realistic and likely much more imminent: economic displacement.
We're excited to announce the launch of our new audio podcast! The entirety of our foreign policy series, humanities interviews and Uncharted interviews to date have been converted into audio podcasts (and can of course still be viewed as videos).
Drastic increases in defense spending after 9/11 ended the "era of hard choices" of funding. The decision to put the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan on the credit card rather than raise taxes will shape American foreign policy and the federal budget for decades to come.
The three-legged stool of American foreign policy - defense, diplomacy, and development - is wildly out of balance. The United States has always spent a large portion of its budget on defense, but 9/11 drastically altered patterns of military spending.