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  1. Read for Later- "Income inequality is at the bottom of this. We need to target and attack [it] aggressively."

    This week’s headline quotes Dr. Jesus Ramirez-Valles, director of the Health Equity Institute at San Francisco State University, responding to new research that points to substantial declines in the self-reported health of Americans in the lowest income g ...

    MFIGUEROA - 07/08/2019 - 15:34 - Professional Tools

  2. Read for Later- “This is the next wave of climate denial — denying the costs that we’re all facing.”

    This week’s headline quotes Richard Wiles, executive director of the environmental advocacy group the Center for Climate Integrity, whose new report estimates the need for at least $42 billion by 2040 to provide basic storm-surge protection in the form of ...

    MFIGUEROA - 07/01/2019 - 19:45 - Professional Tools

  3. Read for Later- “People at the local level in many places don’t feel that their life is improving, given the work they’re putting in and the investment they’re putting in.”

    This week’s headline quotes Andre M. Perry, a fellow at the Brookings Institution who researches race and structural inequality, on the changing focus in cities from downtown redevelopment to neighborhood investments to address growing income disparities ...

    MFIGUEROA - 06/25/2019 - 20:19 - Professional Tools

  4. Read for Later- “The level of information pollution that could happen with systems like this a few years from now could just get bizarre.”

    This week’s headline quotes Alec Radford, a researcher at OpenAI, arguing that new artificial intelligence technologies could help governments, companies, and other organizations spread disinformation far more efficiently (The New York Times “How A.I. cou ...

    MFIGUEROA - 06/18/2019 - 00:56 - Professional Tools

  5. Read for Later- “Having less information about where you live and the people you live with…I can’t think that’s a good thing.”

    This week’s headline quotes Dennis Deninger, professor of practice at Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications, on the demise of another information and cultural resource in small and rural communities: not the local newspaper, but t ...

    MFIGUEROA - 06/10/2019 - 21:05 - Professional Tools

  6. Read for Later- “A life that is simpler, not a life where we keep producing more and more running faster and faster, and having more and more products to choose from.”

    This week’s headline quotes Giorgos Kallis, an environmental scientist and political ecologist at The Autonomous University of Barcelona, from his 2015 paper, “Imaginaries of Hope: The Utopianism of Degrowth” – the degrowth movement sees economic growth a ...

    MFIGUEROA - 06/06/2019 - 14:43 - Professional Tools

  7. Read for Later- “To what extent should we be addressing developmental needs and to what extent should we be enforcing college norms?”

    This week’s headline quotes Dr. Julia Duncheon, an assistant professor at the University of Texas El Paso, who studies dual credit, dual enrollment, and early colleges, on the growing popularity and challenges in opportunities for high school students to ...

    MFIGUEROA - 05/27/2019 - 23:34 - Professional Tools

  8. Read for Later- “There are a million options. If people don’t like us that’s fine. They’re allowed. For the people who do want to be here, we’re here.”

    This week’s headline quotes Sam Thonis, co-owner with Regina Dellea of Getaway, an alcohol-free bar in Brooklyn, on the growth of alcohol-free social spaces in cities and communities filled with specific venues catering to specific interests (BBC “The ris ...

    MFIGUEROA - 05/20/2019 - 19:43 - Professional Tools

  9. Read for Later- “People have been trying to bring the primacy of sidewalks back for almost 30 years, and here are these agents that might make that change much faster because of the commercial considerations”

    This week’s headline quotes Anat Caspi, director of the Taskar Center for Accessible Technology at the University of Washington, on Washington’s and other states’ decisions to legalize bot deliveries to help companies pilot their services (Slate “Delivery ...

    MFIGUEROA - 05/13/2019 - 18:23 - Professional Tools

  10. Read for Later- “The performance of empathy is not empathy. Simulated thinking might be thinking, but simulated feeling is never feeling.”

    This week’s headline quotes Dr. Sherry Turkle, the Abby Rockefeller Mauzé Professor of the Social Studies of Science and Technology at MIT, in a story about the design cues built into robots that trick us into thinking they are expressing emotion back tow ...

    MFIGUEROA - 05/06/2019 - 20:29 - Professional Tools