The Radical Plan to Change How Antibiotics Get Developed

The Radical Plan to Change How Antibiotics Get Developed

So where are antibiotics supposed to come from? Last month I wrote about the unexpected bankruptcy of the small biotech firm Achaogen, which declared Chapter 11 despite having brought out a needed new antibiotic. It’s remarkable that, in the five weeks since the...
It’s OK That Amazon Will (Likely) Get the .amazon Domain

It’s OK That Amazon Will (Likely) Get the .amazon Domain

Many forms of Government have been tried, and will be tried in this world of sin and woe. No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form of Government except all those other forms that have been tried...
Climate Adaptation Isn’t Surrender. It’s Survival

Climate Adaptation Isn’t Surrender. It’s Survival

Author’s note: On my show, Marketplace Tech, we’ve launched a series on the technology behind climate change adaptation. It’s called How We Survive. You can find the first week’s worth of special coverage here, and stories will be ongoing as this conversation and...
Chris Hughes Is Right: We Should Dismantle Facebook

Chris Hughes Is Right: We Should Dismantle Facebook

The opening to Chris Hughes’ much-publicized New York Times essay yesterday—attacking the company that made him vastly wealthy—was almost Shakespearean in its drama. After describing his last personal meeting with the Zuckerbergs—in their house, sharing a hug in...