The people, organizations, and ideas reshaping the country. A journey piloted by James Fallows with Deborah Fallows.
When I was living in and reporting from China, I spent a lot of time trying to hammer this point…
Thinking through the consequences of the proliferation of powerful tools and technologies
New technologies like 3-D printers and laser cutters have boosted entrepreneurial activity in American communities.
How would you build a high-tech center in a vast farming zone? You might start by applying tech solutions to farming problems of water use and sustainability in all forms.
The story of a business partnership that stands to boost the economy of Columbus, Ohio, and the surrounding region
"Live every second as if your ASS is on fire," and other words of wisdom.
"When Eurocopter came here, people started walking upright a little bit." Why has this part of Mississippi pulled ahead of some others?
Does America still "make things?" Come take a look ... in Mississippi.
One economic titan has fallen, another has taken its place, but a city wants to expand its options.
What happens when the company shuts down?
"You get some clusters, and some stand-alone firms far from anyone else. But rarely anything in-between."
A software company grows in an unlikely setting. "Why here?" we ask the founders.
"I was born in the grove. I was raised in the grove. I developed an intense dislike of farming in the grove." Yet after 20 years around the world he has come back.
Viewing an ordinary fruit with new respect.
The variety of America, chapter 12,825
"We like to think we are the Kitty Hawk of hydro-kinetic power."
Where the country first sees the sunlight each day.
Why did this company end up on the shores of Lake Champlain, rather than on the San Francisco Bay or Puget Sound?
More strange tales from the North Country.