Videoconferencing has taken over the world. It might be time for the world to push back.

The long-term impact of the Covid pandemic on how people work remains very much an open question. But one undeniable consequence has been that the video call has become the default means of holding remote meetings or having conversations, even when only a couple of people are involved.

Zoom Technologies’…

Twitter’s new media policy will require it to decide when something is in ‘the public interest.’ Challenges abound.

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Twitter is not so great at tweeting. That’s one obvious conclusion to draw from the hullabaloo that erupted today when the company tweeted a link to its new media policy, and described it in this way: “Beginning today, we will not allow the sharing of private media, such as images…

The University of Florida prohibited two of its professors from testifying in a voting rights case

Conservative thinkers talk a good game when it comes to the protection of free speech by institutions and the importance of academic freedom. But conservative politicians are a very different matter. As the recent battles over the teaching of what’s been broadly labeled critical race theory have shown, conservative politicians…

There’s good evidence from the U.K. that delaying the 2nd dose of vaccine boosts people’s immune responses. Should parents take that into account when vaccinating their kids?

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Kids aged 5 to 11 could be getting vaccinated against Covid as early as Friday. The CDC’s advisory panel meets on Tuesday to…

Unified messaging and a bipartisan united-front approach to vaccinations helped the territory achieve the highest vaccination rate in the U.S.

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In the debate over why America’s vaccination rate is now thoroughly mediocre (nearly every Western country has a higher percentage of its eligible population vaccinated than the U.S. does), there’s a certain strain of thought that treats vaccination rates as something policymakers can’t really do anything about. …

The job market and the stock market are booming. But Americans are gloomy about the economy. Gas prices are a big reason why.

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The U.S. job market is in the best shape it’s been in for more than a decade. Employees have far more leverage than they’re used to and are using it to switch jobs or demand raises to stay. Wage growth is brisk. The stock market is booming. And while GDP…

James Surowiecki

I’m the author of The Wisdom of Crowds. I’ve been a business columnist for Slate and The New Yorker and written for a wide range of other publications.

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