Is it time to consider universal basic income?

Will the coronavirus pandemic cause US policymakers to think more about providing a universal basic income for Americans? A historian thinks so.

Melissa De Witte-Stanford • futurity
March 25, 2020 ~1 min

Tags: covid-19 history money government society-and-culture

Why the loss of local news is bad for democracy

Listen as the Ways & Means podcast considers why local news is struggling, why that matters for democracy, and what can be done about it.

Duke University • futurity
March 4, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: cities journalism government democracy featured society-and-culture

Expert: Coronavirus exposes ‘cracks’ in Chinese government

The Chinese government's response to the coronavirus outbreak has exposed flaws in its approach to crises and requires more openness, an expert argues.

Stanford • futurity
Feb. 10, 2020 ~1 min

Tags: china epidemics viruses government featured health-and-medicine

Expert: Suleimani killing moves the US and Iran closer to war

An expert tells you what you need to know about what could happen next following the US killing of Iranian Major General Qassim Suleimani.

Lawrence Goodman-Brandeis • futurity
Jan. 6, 2020 ~1 min

Tags: war united-states iran government featured society-and-culture

Border walls are terrible for global trade

A look at the material consequences of border walls around the world reveals their impact on global trade.

Jack Wang- U. Chicago • futurity
Jan. 2, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: economics immigration migration government society-and-culture

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 • futurity
Dec. 17, 2019 ~4 min

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

Here’s what you need to know about impeachment

A law professor and former federal prosecutor explains what's going on with the impeachment proceedings in Congress and what's next.

Stanford • futurity
Dec. 13, 2019 ~1 min

Tags: politics united-states government featured society-and-culture laws us-presidents

What’s at stake in the 2020 census?

The 2020 census is the first to be online, but controversies around who's counted and how could throw off the count and put vulnerable people at risk.

Amanda Wicks-NYU • futurity
Dec. 11, 2019 ~8 min

Tags: united-states surveys government featured society-and-culture laws

What you need to know about the Amazon fires

As thousands of fires still rage in the Amazon, experts explain what started the fires, what could stop them, and why the Amazon matters so much.

NC State • futurity
Oct. 2, 2019 ~10 min

Tags: conservation amazon brazil fires forests rainforests deforestation government earth-and-environment

The EPA isn’t doing enough to protect people in harm’s way

The EPA is falling down on its job to protect vulnerable populations from hazardous chemicals, researchers argue in a new paper.

Laurel Thomas-Michigan • futurity
Sept. 6, 2019 ~2 min

Tags: pollution manufacturing united-states safety government featured earth-and-environment health-and-medicine laws

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