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Is Bitcoin More Than A Bubble?

Less than a decade old, Bitcoin is worth billions. The cryptocurrency promises to revolutionize global finance by placing control of currency in the hands of users not nations, and make financial exchanges more transparent, efficient, and democratic.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

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Will Automation Crash Democracy?

Around the world, technology is disrupting the workforce, with automation poised to displace humans in many fields. Will the rise of robots fuel a new wave of “us versus them” populism capable of undermining democracy?

Friday, May 18, 2018

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Friday, February 16, 2018

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Have Dating Apps Killed Romance?

Every day millions of people turn to dating apps to find love. But are dating apps really designed to promote long-lasting romance?

Friday, January 12, 2018

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

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Is the U.S. Healthcare System Terminally Broken?

Criticized by patients, providers, and politicians alike, the United States healthcare system is hardly a crowd-pleaser. Is the most expensive health care system in the world beyond repair?

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

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Is Western Democracy in Danger?

Do populist and nationalist uprisings signal Western democracy’s certain decline? Or can recent events be seen as part of a healthy and regenerative antidote to policies that have challenged liberal institutions and marginalized the middle class?