Canada’s image as a dynamic and optimistic country is largely mythical. The Canadian economy is beset by a parasitic real estate sector and stagnant production. A better comparison is the sclerotic political environment of Brezhnev’s USSR.
In the current period of economic and social stagnation, the video game industry has created increasingly addictive virtual experiences. Pulling users out requires a collective, not individual, effort.
As underworlds grow larger, the need for real deradicalization increases. Wolf Tivy discusses his experience on a terror trial jury, the incompetence of the current system, and missed opportunities for reintegration.
Drawing on three generations of Mexican family history in America, Seth Largo tells a more nuanced and hopeful story on immigration and assimilation than current ideological narratives.
Karléh Wilson, a Yale graduate who was involved in recent student protests at the school, writes a letter to the editor, offering a representative perspective on one corner of life at elite colleges.
A visit to an underground Shanghai house church gives an inside look into how millions of Chinese citizens worship. But as the new generation makes its mark on Chinese Christianity, it is also being hit by a regime suspicious of foreign subversion.
Jonah Bennett, Wolf Tivy, and Ash Milton interview Glen Weyl about his book Radical Markets, which introduces new ways of re-imagining property ownership and voting.
Yale, and other elite colleges, have been rocked by controversies and protests. The problem is an elite that has forgotten itself, neglected its institutions, and fallen into ideological frenzy.
Artificial intelligence poses serious risks to human dominance. Jaan Tallinn, co-founder of Skype, has spent the last 10 years shining a spotlight on the problem. We spoke with Jaan to get his bold opinions and thoughts on what can be done.
This week, Jonah Bennett and Wolf Tivy talk about science fiction with Hannu Rajaniemi, a New York Times published science fiction writer and biotech startup founder.
American workers are turning against globalization, but this turn isn’t sufficient for the creation of a new political coalition. Deep divides within the working class and the nature of power stand in the way of organized labor.
This week, Jonah Bennett, Wolf Tivy, and Ash Milton interview Gladden Pappin, deputy editor of American Affairs, about liberalism, the state, and Pappin’s recent article Toward a Party of the State.
The hype surrounding AI automation has led many companies to rush into disastrous implementation. Rather than a response to proven results, automation looks more like a self-fulfilling prophecy.
New research is making progress on potentially slowing the aging process. A society of healthier and longer-lived people would have many obvious benefits. But current inter-generational tensions also point to potential conflicts.
This week, Jonah Bennett, Wolf Tivy, and Ash Milton discuss Jonah’s recent article on the U.S. national security state’s move to ban the export of advanced microprocessors to Huawei, a full-scale technology company with links to the Chinese government.
The U.S. national security state has been a driving force behind the Huawei ban, particularly after lobbying failures in Europe. The confrontation will spur China to secure technological sovereignty and continue to erase the domestic line between economics and politics.
This week, Jonah Bennett and Wolf Tivy interview Nick Cassimatis, a former tenured AI professor, on artificial general intelligence, AI and unemployment, and the current state of the field.
French President Emmanuel Macron has embraced republican solidarity domestically and staunch liberalism in foreign policy. In doing so, he risks a contradiction that has brought down multiple regimes in the country’s history.