Peter Leyden and Gerd Leonhard take a closer look at a dozen of the most important paradigm shifts of the 2020s that everyone should better understand.
The Amazon’s largest isolated tribe is dying
Illegal mines have fueled a humanitarian crisis for the Yanomami Indigenous group. Brazil’s new president is trying to fight back.
Nonprofits as battlegrounds for democracy
It’s not often that a body of work comes along that makes us ask big questions about the nonprofit sector. Claire Dunning’s new book, Nonprofit Neighborhoods, is one.
The man who leaked the pentagon papers is scared
Daniel Ellsberg, now 91, says “I’m leaving a world in terrible shape and terrible in all ways that I’ve tried to help make better during my years.”
Our new promethean moment
To observe an A.I. system — its software, microchips and connectivity — produce that level of originality in multiple languages in just seconds each time, well, the first thing that came to mind was the observation by the science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke that “any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”
How free-market extremism became America’s default mode
The book is a follow-up of sorts to the duo’s “Merchants of Doubt,” which pulled back the curtain on those who minimized the harms of tobacco, acid rain, climate change and much more.
‘Endless, brutal heat’: Argentina’s late-season heatwave has ‘no similarities in history’
A later summer heat wave is causing un[unprecedented crises in Argentina.
Noam Chomsky: The false promise of ChatGPT
Could AI degrade our science and debase our ethics?
Global Burning: Rising Antidemocracy and the Climate Crisis
Dr. Eve Darian-Smith contends that using fire as a symbolic and literal thread connecting different places around the world allows us to better understand the parallel and related trends of the growth of authoritarian politics and climate crises and their interconnected global consequences.
A Bigger Boat | Frankly #26
In this Frankly, Nate shares some context about how he thinks about the recent global banking and financial market news.