Predictive policing introduces a scientific element to law enforcement decisions, such as whether to investigate or detain, how long to sentence, and whether to parole.
Men have become much more aggressive with women in their negotiation style since Donald Trump became president, according to a new Game Theory based economics study. More aggressive tactics by men are leading to reduced mutual benefits and a destruction of value in negotiations.
Princeton professor Sean Wilentz explains why America has such a staunch two-party system, which was never part of the Framers' plan.
Using incomplete facts to spin a false narrative and mislead the public is the modus operandi of a political liar. “I’m not a natural leader. I’m too intellectual; I’m too […]
Could Michael Bloomberg actually win? Or should he spend his billions on fixing our broken electoral system instead?
Technology and the law have a bit of catching up to do. As fitness wearables begin being integrated into medical offices, more Americans and consumer advocates are becoming concerned over the privacy of their information.
The United State owns the market on personal data with companies like Facebook and Google. This puts America in a position of power when talking about privacy rights. But that may mean being at odds with the international community.
Disgust with Washington has damaged both the Republican and Democratic parties and pushed support for a viable third party to an all-time high, according to a new Gallup poll.
Much of the NSA's data collection efforts simply work to skim private information from the vast consumer caches held by corporations like Facebook, Google, and Amazon.
A new study of 20 health-related sites demonstrated that many contain tracking elements and/or leak search terms to third-party companies, providing data that "could [help] build up a very powerful document with all of your medical conditions."
“Smart” data disclosures offer “a new tool that helps provide consumers with greater access to the information they need to make informed choices.”
Science lives in a world of data and so now that we have real evidence we must do something real about it.
The impending catastrophe has been fueled by a skewed, institutionally enclosed rationality that is widespread within the business community; the basic principle is that short-term power and wealth are more important than human survival.
Last week, four third-party U.S. presidential candidates had a debate in Chicago. As is usual in American politics, third-party debates tend to be all over the map: a mixture of […]
As shown by this map, the next presidential election will not be decided by 50 states, but by just 11 - the so-called ‘swing states’, that could still go either way.
Ali Wyne interviews Graham Allison, the author of Essence of Decision: Explaining the Cuban Missile Crisis, a book that swiftly and significantly altered our understanding of how policy decisions are executed.
In an illuminating piece, the Washington Post‘s Ezra Klein traces the trajectory of the constitutional argument against the individual mandate from preposterous, fringe position to a real, greatly-feared legal possibility. The concept […]
Do you remember the scene in the The Breakfast Club in which Brian, the lovable geek played by Anthony Michael Hall, is asked what he would need a fake I.D. […]
There are few American art festivals bigger than the Whitney Biennial, which has run as either an annual or biennial since 1932. Where art fairs such as Art Basel Miami […]
Who owns the Twitter followers you accumulate while working for an employer? This is the question under consideration in new lawsuit filed by Phonedog.com against former employee Noah Kravitz. Whether […]
Who controls the Internet and how do these powerful groups shape our choices and in some cases threaten our privacy? Those are among the questions probed by Laura DeNardis, an […]
Jay Cost, one of our best politcal bloggers, told us at Berry College a few weeks ago that what’s wrong with the current system used by our political parties to […]
As our political and media systems rapidly evolve, social scientists are revisiting and updating existing models, theories, and methods for investigating the effects of the media on political attitudes and […]
Dartmouth Republican Presidential Debate Pre-Show, Moderated by Morton Kondracke, to Stream LIVE on Big Think at 5pm EST, with LIVE-Blogging by Peter Lawler
Tonight’s Republican Presidential Debate at Dartmouth College will feature a pre-debate panel discussion, exclusively co-sponsored by Big Think and Dartmouth College. This discussion will stream LIVE right here at 5pm […]