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The challenges aren’t just technological. They’re managerial.
In the past two centuries, the evolution of the U.S. Census has tracked the country’s social tensions and reflected its political controversies. Now its future is in question.
The critique of economic growth, once a fringe position, is gaining widespread attention in the face of the climate crisis.
It’s the ultimate political weapon. But we’ve never agreed on what it’s for.
A fiercely debated program of land reform could address racial injustice – or cause chaos.
Cheap and simple medical devices could improve performance and lower health-care costs, but first they have to overcome deeply rooted biases.
Why assessing the state of the world is harder than it sounds.