To wonder what ails American education is to open a Pandora’s box of wicked problems … but the problem is definitely not a lack of computers.
Pundits and scholars too often phrase queries that miss the point: The transformative power of any technology relies first on underlying human forces.
“It’s not as if anybody asked two-thirds of humanity whether they wanted to be put online.”
We have free speech online because we have free speech offline, not the other way around.
Studies show that the government permits some dissent online—but strikes down hard on calls for collective action.
The central political value that animates Silicon Valley is neither libertarianism nor progressivism. It's meritocracy.
Far from making the world more fair, technology serves to reinforce, and perhaps even increase, inequalities.
The rhetoric Schmidt and his co-author Jared Cohen employ in their new book is clever but misleading.
Improving global health isn't just about increasing access to tools or technology -- it's cultivating the right kind of people that matters most
Happy birthday, Simon Kuznets! (Also, you might be wrong.)
A leading development economist speaks on the virtues and limitations of a data-driven approach to healing the world's most intractable problems
With the world's largest democracy in the embrace of a freer-than-free market capitalism, India may prove a bellwether for liberal societies everywhere
What would John Rawls have to say about Mitt Romney?
Europe has always been a dirty word among conservatives, but it's become a scandalous term in the GOP presidential contest. Are Americans so sure that we've built a stronger society?
We want a culture that rewards the most capable people, regardless of wealth or background. But when wealth and background play such a big role in our capability, is that possible?
A new OECD report suggests that inequality naturally grows from unfettered capitalism
We're familiar with the American trinity of life, liberty and the pursuit happiness. Washington typically passes laws to protect the first two. Should we start paying more attention to the third?
The world's poor need more than credit. They need real savings and insurance options, too. Can microfinance help?
Myth 1: Microcredit is a proven path out of poverty.
Technology magnifies the underlying capacity of people and institutions, but it doesn't change intent in and of itself