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You’ll Never Learn!

  • By
  • Annie Murphy Paul,
  • New America Foundation
May 3, 2013 |

Eyes in the Sky

  • By
  • Konstantin Kakaes,
  • New America Foundation
May 3, 2013 |

Stranger Than Fiction, Neal Stephenson Edition | Slate Magazine

April 29, 2013

Stranger Than Fiction, Neal Stephenson Edition. In a new podcast from Slate and the New America Foundation, science fiction writers discuss whether we're living in the future. By Tim Wu|Posted Monday, April 29, 2013, at 1:38 PM. Share on Facebook ...

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A Failing Grade for Broadband

  • By
  • Danielle Kehl,
  • Benjamin Lennett,
  • New America Foundation
April 17, 2013 |

The Smart Way to Use iPads in the Classroom

  • By
  • Lisa Guernsey,
  • New America Foundation
April 15, 2013 |

Will Teachers Unions Kill Virtual Learning?

  • By
  • Katherine Mangu-Ward,
  • New America Foundation
April 9, 2013 |

Can the FTC Save Uber?

  • By
  • Marvin Ammori,
  • New America Foundation
March 12, 2013 |

In 1984, the Federal Trade Commission released a report that explained why taxis could charge customers exorbitant prices for dismal service. The simple reason, according to the 176-page study: lack of competition in the market. The culprit: local governments. City agencies that regulate cabs, generally called taxi commissions, were deliberately protecting from competition the very companies they were supposed to police.

The Real Barrier to Freely Unlocking Cellphones: Mobile Carriers

  • By
  • Benjamin Lennett,
  • Sarah Morris,
  • Brian Duggan,
  • New America Foundation
March 7, 2013 |

On Monday, the White House threw its support behind a petition to make unlocking cellphones legal. “The White House agrees with the 114,000+ of you who believe that consumers should be able to unlock their cellphones without risking criminal or other penalties. In fact, we believe the same principle should also apply to tablets, which are increasingly similar to smart phones,” R.

Can We Teach Computers What “Truth” Means?

  • By
  • Konstantin Kakaes,
  • New America Foundation
February 26, 2013 |

I’d like to begin with two different ideas of truth. The first appears to be the simplest: “It is true that 1+1=2.” The second is from the beginning of the Declaration of Independence: “We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.” Now, these sound like quite different ideas about truth.

Quest for Vocal Glory

  • By
  • Cyrus Nemati,
  • New America Foundation
February 15, 2013 |

It’s a great time to be a professional creator—or to become one. Want to be a digital artist? Put your stuff up on DeviantArt. The crafty can open an Etsy shop, and aspiring musicians can share their tunes on YouTube. (Just don’t be try to be the next Nicki Minaj, for the love of all that is good—one is enough.)

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