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Silicon Valley news and analysis from The Nation
May 27, 2020
Conversations With ‘The Nation’: Naomi Klein
Join the journalist and social activist in discussion with
editorial director/publisher Katrina vanden Heuvel for our weekly virtual series.
April 7, 2020
Silicon Valley’s Workplace Problem
Tech start ups have long thrived on an exceptional view of themselves. But far from being the exception, their companies tend to embody much of what is wrong with our economy.
January 27, 2020
A Witness to the Rise of Big Data
offers an insider’s look into how Silicon Valley start-ups changed not just our economy but also our culture and politics.
October 14, 2019
WeWork Showed Us How Badly Start-up Bros Suck—but Shareholder Rule Isn’t Better
To make start-ups work for everyone, we need to put power back in the hands of workers.
October 14, 2019
How Silicon Valley Broke the Economy
The question of how to fix the tech industry is now inseparable from the question of how to fix the system of capitalism that the late 20th century gave us.
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May 2, 2019
Social Media Can’t Replace Social Infrastructure
The library, not Facebook, is the primary institution promoting literacy and providing Internet access to those who have no other way to get online.
November 2, 2018
Twitch Crosses the Picket Line
At an annual convention for online streamers, some attendees found common ground with striking hotel workers.
October 15, 2018
How Silicon Valley Hacked the Economy
Tech entrepreneurs like to present themselves as nerdy tinkerers—but they’ve been politically active since the earliest days of the microelectronics industry.
September 6, 2018
Universal Broadband Won’t Save Us
Broadband for all is a necessary policy. Just don’t expect it to end poverty.
August 31, 2018
Can Cities Pave the Way Toward a Universal Basic Income?
As places like Stockton and Chicago begin to experiment with UBI pilot programs, the idea is finally moving from theory to practice.