Articles by: Ari Benkler

Editors Note

Editors Note

By June 10, 2016

Uncategorized:

Perhaps the most fundamental freedom at the heart of our democracy is freedom of speech. Political dissent, free exchange of ideas, and innovation all thrive… Read More ›

Migrant crisis: fear of the “other” has replaced global cooperation

Migrant crisis: fear of the “other” has replaced global cooperation

By May 30, 2016

International:

A bonafide xenophobe holds a commanding lead in the fight for the Republican nomination. Donald Trump’s hateful rhetoric echoes far-right candidates across the developed world… Read More ›

A Xenophobic Moment – How we can stem the growing tide of anti-Muslim sentiments

A Xenophobic Moment – How we can stem the growing tide of anti-Muslim sentiments

By February 19, 2016

International:

Around the world, xenophobia is coming back into fashion. Donald Trump holds a commanding lead in all the early primary contests. Statements proposing a ban… Read More ›

The Good Old Days: Pining for a Political Discourse with Two Real Sides

The Good Old Days: Pining for a Political Discourse with Two Real Sides

By November 20, 2015

Politics:

When John Boehner announced his retirement on September 25, there was dancing in the streets. Florida Senator and Republican Presidential candidate Marco Rubio, speaking just… Read More ›

The Good Old Days: Pining for a political discourse with two real sides

The Good Old Days: Pining for a political discourse with two real sides

By November 19, 2015

Politics:

When John Boehner announced his retirement on September 25, there was dancing in the streets. Florida Senator and Republican Presidential candidate Marco Rubio, speaking just… Read More ›

Iran Nuclear Treaty: Iran represents lesser of the two evils in path to peace in Middle East

Iran Nuclear Treaty: Iran represents lesser of the two evils in path to peace in Middle East

By May 14, 2015

International:

The nuclear treaty currently being negotiated with Iran could herald a new era in Middle Eastern diplomacy. For decades, American foreign policy in the Middle… Read More ›

National Draft: Compulsory national service: an idea that would be good for ourselves and for others

National Draft: Compulsory national service: an idea that would be good for ourselves and for others

By February 18, 2015

Domestic Policy:

American citizenship should connote more than a sense of entitlement. Twenty-first century Americans enjoy certain rights that remain a luxury in other parts of the… Read More ›

Capping CEO Pay: End excess

Capping CEO Pay: End excess

By November 12, 2014

Domestic Policy:

Thirty years ago, the ratio of a CEO’s pay to the company’s average worker was 48:1. Today, that ratio is 331:1. According to the Economic… Read More ›

Foundering Public Schools: Why increased funding is the answer

Foundering Public Schools: Why increased funding is the answer

By October 14, 2014

Domestic Policy:

The poor education provided by our school system should be regarded as a national emergency. We simply cannot allow our national educational system to fall… Read More ›

Immigration: When good policy and political strategy converge…but nothing happens

Immigration: When good policy and political strategy converge…but nothing happens

By May 9, 2014

Politics:

Jeb Bush, a likely contender in the next Republican primary, described illegal immigration as “an act of love.” Admittedly, Bush is not known for his… Read More ›

Future of Work: The future of employment appears uncertain

Future of Work: The future of employment appears uncertain

By April 23, 2014

Food For Thought:

Work and career have been synonymous in America since the height of the American dream, in the 1950’s. The American Middle Class found stable, professional… Read More ›

The Progressive Renaissance: Shifting the baseline away from the right and back to center

The Progressive Renaissance: Shifting the baseline away from the right and back to center

By January 23, 2014

Politics:

In 1985, during a speech at an Atlanta high school, then-president Ronald Reagan claimed, “We’re going to close the unproductive tax loopholes that allow some… Read More ›

Wars gone wrong: Time to return to more limited military role overseas

Wars gone wrong: Time to return to more limited military role overseas

By October 18, 2013

Food For Thought:

The conflict over intervention in Syria captures the quandary that America faces regarding how to use its unique military power in a complex world full… Read More ›