Why Inequality Turns Technology Toxic

Why Inequality Turns Technology Toxic

A new book draws from thousands of years of history to show that innovation flourishes in egalitarian settings and is stifled by cut-throat by competition.

Author Event: People Get Ready

Author Event: People Get Ready

For the first event in OUR NEW LOCATION IPS, and the Democracy Collaborative, will host a brownbag talk and signing with authors Robert McChesney and John Nichols to discuss “the fight against a Jobless economy and a citizenless democracy.”

The Luddites Revisited

Since it is the 200th anniversary of the British Luddite protests this month, that movement has been getting some attention.

Shanghai’s Expo Vision

Shanghai’s Expo Vision

The World Expo in Shanghai showcases the airbrushed future and polarized present in China.

Stalemate at Camp Victory

Stalemate at Camp Victory

The Afghan army is the fulcrum of U.S. counter-insurgency strategy. But as a new documentary reveals, that army’s loyalty is at best unclear.

Social Media Boot Camp for Activists & Nonprofit Leaders

Social Media Boot Camp for Activists & Nonprofit Leaders

Having trouble getting your organization’s name out there to potential donors, members and the media? Do you want to use social media tools as part of your communications but feel strapped for time to try to learn them all? Do find yourself wishing someone could just sit you down for a few hours with your laptop and show you the ropes? If you answered yes to any of the above, the Social Media Boot Camp is for you!

Time-Lapse Foreign Policy

There are some aspects of our tech-powered reality where we should be pressing “pause” instead of “fast-forward.”

Choco Pies vs. Cold Noodles

Maybe the secret to reunification in the Korean peninsula is winning over hearts and stomachs.

Our Taliban

The Dutch are leaving Afghanistan. Who benefits? The antiwar right wing.