The sharing economy, as a feature of urban life, could evolve in promising or not-so-promising ways.
Digital tools are a necessary but not sufficient component of any long-term social change effort.
For policy makers today, earlier efforts to promote local community organizing yield relatively few lessons.
New ideas on how to empower US workers involve breaking free of current labor law.
The Zero Marginal Cost Society: The Internet of Things, the Collaborative Commons, and the Eclipse of Capitalism
A "big think" look at the future of capitalism fails to reckon with the factors that make capitalism so resilient.
The limits of technocratic, one-size-fits-all approaches to economic development have become all too evident.
Lawless violence in the developing world is a plague that undermines efforts to end extreme poverty.
The new book Scarcity provides critical insights for designing better anti-poverty programs, but not for allocating scarce philanthropic resources.