May 17, 2013 ·298 views
The marriage of commercialized sports and academic institutions has turned the situation of a small but high profile group of elite athletes into one resembling exploited workers as much as talented student-athletes. As college athletics becomes a bigger and bigger industry with ever larger stakes, colleges risk sacrificing huge amounts of funding as well as their academic culture in the race to keep up.
May 14, 2013 ·497 views
It’s not hard to imagine dystopian applications of our online data being used as hiring criteria. The worst case? A world in which a majority of workers have to carefully prune from their online personalities any hint of a characteristic that conservative corporate businesses may find risky.
May 13, 2013 ·1,512 views
A major shift toward buying used could reduce waste, pollution and carbon emissions, save people money, and maybe even put a dent in the American proclivity for accumulating too much crap.
May 13, 2013 ·426 views
It is the physicality of books and paper that make them seem inefficient. But their physicality also helps us remember what we read and write.