Wednesday, July 23, 2014
  1. Creative Destruction at Work

    Carl Benedikt Frey

    Creative Destruction at Work


     assesses how technological change is transforming the structure of employment.

    Working in information and communication technology European Parliament

    Despite the diffusion of big-data-driven technologies, research suggests that labor will continue to have a comparative advantage in social intelligence and creativity. Government development strategies should therefore focus on enhancing these skills, so that they complement, rather than compete with, computer technologies. READ MORE

  2. Europe’s Digital Reactionaries

    James Waterworth

    Europe’s Digital Reactionaries


     laments EU policies that impede the emergence of new online services and markets.

    James Waterworth  Europe’s Digital Reactionaries, IT crowd box Martin Deutsch/flickr

    Unfortunately, EU leaders' lofty rhetoric praising the Internet often rings hollow. While calling for a strong digital agenda in one breath, the same politicians, supported by protectionist interests at home, often argue for putting a brake on the Internet’s “disruption” by imposing strict new regulation. READ MORE

  3. Life in the Uber City

    Carlo Ratti
  4. The Infrastructure Solution

    Martin Neil Baily

    The Infrastructure Solution

    &  make the case for a smarter approach to the planning and management of projects.

    Baltimore Streetcar Museum Alexander Rabb/Flickr

    Though the debate on infrastructure tends to focus on the need for creative financing, the real problem is not insufficient investment. Rather, the deterioration of the built environment reflects the world's fragmented approach to infrastructure planning, delivery, and operation. READ MORE

  5. The Private Sector’s Privacy Puzzle

    Esther Dyson

    The Private Sector’s Privacy Puzzle


     explores when and why people are likely to share their data.

    Newsart for The Private Sector’s Privacy Puzzle Frederic Poirot/Flickr

    Many privacy concerns are based on concrete interests, such as preserving financial security or obscuring information that could compromise one’s employment or ability to get affordable health insurance. But there is also a more personal aspect: the tension between the desire to be known and the desire to protect one’s secrets. READ MORE

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