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TECHNOLOGY IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST
To effectively counter a rising China, America must face a domestic reckoning
America needs to focus on rebuilding its own domestic economy and healing deep social divisions that have recently flared amid decades-old culture wars.
IDEAS | TONNY ONYULO
The pandemic response undoes progress for women in Kenya
Lockdowns and school closures have closed off options for countless girls.
Joseph Coughlin and Luke Yoquinto
Boston: The Silicon Valley of longevity?
An older population can serve as the hub for a new kind of innovation cluster.
Boston’s Seaport District: a gleaming disappointment
"With proper planning and vision, tax-producing property could have been achieved along with parks, bike lanes, recreational space, picnic areas, waterfront access, and so many other attractions."
The built environment takes center stage as Mass. climate bill advances
"Every aspect of the economy is poised to move to clean energy, and those who drag their feet will play catch-up."
Police departments must take a hard line on insurrectionist and white supremacist cops
By failing to root out officers who espouse hateful views — and to set standards and educate their forces — municipalities have given a green light to extremism.
IDEAS | COLIN WOODARD
Maine can finally get out of Massachusetts’ shadow
The state has never quite shaken off its legacy as a colony of Boston. But the pandemic might speed a transformation of Maine’s economy and outlook.
IDEAS | JULIA HOTZ
When money is running short, print your own
An experiment with a local currency in the Berkshires wins new attention in the COVID downturn.
The buildings of despots, then and now
Alex Beam stirred a reaction with his suggestion that Donald Trump may be right about architecture.
IDEAS | MILES HOWARD
Let’s get back together
Boosting transit and rethinking housing after the pandemic can address America’s chronic loneliness epidemic — and help the economy, too.