Are big tech monopolies ruining American capitalism?

Listen to this podcast to hear an economist explain how big tech companies like Facebook, Google, and Amazon are threatening capitalism.

U. Chicago | Jan. 15, 2020 | futurity
~2 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture business competition economics facebook google united-states

The history of bagels is an American tale

Check out this video to learn the history of bagels, including why one expert says no one's had a real New York bagel since 1967.

Jorge Corona-NYU | Jan. 15, 2020 | futurity
~1 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture business food history immigration judaism united-states

There’s lots of ‘hidden’ innovation in rural areas

A new way to measure innovation finds lots of it in rural areas of the United States.

Kristen Devlin-Penn State | Jan. 3, 2020 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology business innovation rural-communities

Marketing tool measures PR in good times and bad

A new tool can help organizatons check up on their relationships with public stakeholders, which can help public relations and marketing in times of crisis.

Matt Shipman-NC State | Jan. 3, 2020 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture business communications marketing public-relations

Tracking emissions in China

Evaluating a 2014 policy change yields some good news and some concerns.

Nancy Stauffer | MIT Energy Initiative | Dec. 30, 2019 | mit
~13 mins   

Tags: mit-energy-initiative sloan-school-of-management energy china emissions economics policy pollution research government business-and-management

Congress and climate news spark oil company ads

When climate change is in the news or a focus of Congress, oil companies spend more money on advertising, new research shows.

Jill Kimball-Brown | Dec. 17, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment advertising business climate-change energy government journalism money united-states

‘Dark patterns’ trick you into spending more online

Researchers have created a website to call out the "dark patterns" internet-based retailers are using to get people shopping online to spend more.

Robert Mitchum-Chicago | Dec. 12, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture business consumers internet money

Businesses need to rethink where they put cell towers

"...there are ways for us to have our cell phones and minimize potential risk without waiting to find out that putting a cell tower on top of a school was a bad idea."

Allison Mills-Michigan Tech | Dec. 4, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine business communications mobile-devices radiation

Diverse corporate boards still have glass ceilings

White men still dominate leadership positions on corporate boards, research finds. "Simply adding diversity does not automatically remove the glass ceiling."

Austin Fitzgerald-Missouri | Nov. 12, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture bias business diversity gender race-and-ethnicity

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