Technology

Fight for the Heavens: The Role of Religion in Shaping Attitudes toward Space Policy

This piece, first published on April 1, 2016, is being republished as part of the Chicago Policy Review‘s 20th Anniversary Series. Please visit us here to...

Influencing Innovation: Government’s Role in Subsidizing R&D

Firms often underinvest in research and development (R&D) when there is no government intervention. There are many uncertainties and risks...

Technology as an Urban Solution to Economic Decline

Research shows that US cities recover more quickly from economic crises when they possess a workforce with a technologically diverse knowledge base that can be readily applied to related areas.

Fight for the Heavens: The Role of Religion in Shaping Attitudes toward Space Policy

Religions pose some attitudinal influences toward space policy. These attitudes deviate the most from the wider population among Evangelical Christians.

Renting While Black: Revealed Preferences in the Sharing Economy

Evidence from a recent field experiment, based on data from Airbnb, demonstrates that racial discrimination persists on modern, online sharing marketplaces. Results indicate that guests with distinctively African-American names were found to be 16 percent less likely to be accepted by hosts on the site than guests with distinctively White names.

Opportunities and Challenges Associated with the Internet of Things

Although the Internet of Things has major potential for economic opportunities, it still faces problems in data privacy, security, and other areas that have yet to be overcome.

Can Drones Help Prevent Human Rights Abuses?

Surveillance drones have the potential to deter and prevent human rights violations.

Do Democrats Always Spend More on Science Funding?

Contrary to popular perceptions, Democrats do not always spend more than Republicans on R&D.

EUROPOL’s Master Keystroke: The architecture of cyber superiority in a crime-free EU

Europe’s top electronic lawman discusses how the cyber domain will be policed – and won.

State of the Union, Part 1: Obama’s Push to Break Internet Monopolies

Obama’s State of the Union proposal to promote internet service competition may delight consumers, but will face vigorous opposition from current providers and state governments.

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