Book: Fear of cash in politics is overblown

"We are taking on the belief that money is to blame for all that ails American politics. The reality is very different. Money does not buy elections..."

Sandra Knispel-U. Rochester • futurity
July 14, 2020 ~14 min

Does the COVID crisis cap 25 years of government blunders?

"What went wrong? The answer is: Almost everything went wrong, and almost everything that did go wrong had been foretold."

Robert Polner-NYU • futurity
July 9, 2020 ~8 min

What did ‘all men are created equal’ mean in 1776?

We tend to interpret "all men are created equal" in the Declaration of Independence to mean individual equality. That's not right, says historian Jack Rakove.

Melissa De Witte-Stanford • futurity
July 2, 2020 ~11 min

Book: The FBI used ‘dirty tricks’ to target Black artists

For decades, the FBI kept tabs Black writers, artists, and activists, with agents reading their work closely and even creating their own misleading works.

Liam Otten-WUSTL • futurity
June 19, 2020 ~11 min

In 20 big cities, police rules fall short of human rights law

A new report finds that, in 20 of the biggest cities in the United States, police use-of-force policies don't meet international human rights standards.

U. Chicago • futurity
June 18, 2020 ~8 min

In America’s big cities, police rules fall short of human rights law

A new report finds that, in 20 of the biggest cities in the United States, police use-of-force policies don't meet international human rights standards.

U. Chicago • futurity
June 18, 2020 ~8 min

Quick-fix policy won’t dismantle systemic racism

"Solutions [to systemic racism] that seem simple are the ones that get the attention. But those easy fixes are also what's comfortable for the institution..."

Jennifer Rainey Marquez-Georgia State • futurity
June 17, 2020 ~14 min

Action averted 530 million COVID-19 infections

Have policies aimed at avoiding COVID-19 infections worked? "I don't think any human endeavor has ever saved so many lives in such a short period of time."

Edward Lempinen-UC Berkeley • futurity
June 12, 2020 ~10 min

US founders feared distrust would undo democracy

"The fate of democracy has always depended on the balance of power between those who rule and those who are ruled."

James Devitt-NYU • futurity
June 2, 2020 ~11 min

1-day delay in social distancing led to 2.4 days of COVID spread

A new study highlights "direct, data-driven evidence that the timing of interventions has a substantial impact on how long an outbreak lasts..."

Esther Robards-Forbes-Texas • futurity
June 2, 2020 ~5 min

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