Paul Niehaus is the cofounder and president of GiveDirectly, a direct cash transfer program rated as one of the most effective anti-poverty charities in the world. He is currently putting together the largest basic income experiment ever designed. We spoke to him about the politics and perils of changing how the world…
Earlier this month, Donald Trump quietly signed a bill allowing states to withhold federal family planning funds from organizations that provide abortion services.
As the White House was preparing to implement deep cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency earlier this month, Mustafa Ali, head of the Office on Environmental Justice, resigned. A week later, his motivation for departing became clear, when President Trump released a hardline budget draft that called for slashing…
Yesterday marked the conclusion of the two-day Summit on Technology and Opportunity, an anti-poverty conference cohosted by the White House, Stanford University, and Mark Zuckerberg’s charity. Something is wrong here.
Earlier today, the World Health Organization declared that the Zika virus, along with its related neurological complications, no longer constitutes an international emergency. The announcement is a troubling development that could threaten important research, while also undermining those who are most affected, namely…
Poverty is increasing in the U.S. A new series of detailed maps created by Justin Palmer plots its rise across the country.
Just how big is the middle class in America? That depends on how you define it. But if you ask Americans how they view themselves, the middle class seems pretty damn big. In fact, in a recent poll almost nine out of 10 Americans called themselves some version of "middle class."
Though over 1 billion people suffer from them, they're called "neglected diseases." That's because they attract little public attention and research money. But these diseases are about to explode across the globe, which is why many doctors say the neglect needs to stop now.
How pervasive has the internet become? Roughly 90 percent of American households have three or more devices connected to the internet. And about half have five or more.
When the Commonwealth Games come to Glasgow this July, the city wants to put its best foot forward. The city thus has plans to blow up the Red Road flats, an infamous and now largely abandoned housing project, as part of its opening ceremony. A growing backlash, however, asks whether dynamiting the Red Road flats…
Today, Thought Catalog, a blog that serves as a future embarrassment machine for self-absorbed 23-year-olds who don't know any better, ran a post called "Being Privileged Is Not A Choice, So Stop Hating Me For It" (it's just as bad — NAY, WORSE — than it sounds). What follows is the only logically possible response.
You know you're broke when even a lunch at the lousy chain restaurant at the mall is out of your financial reach. But there is a way out of this no-money nightmare, and you can begin your escape from crushing debt right now.
This is the seventh in a 24-part series looking at every episode of “The Jetsons” TV show from the original 1962-63 season.
One of the big questions of futurism is what kind of world we want to live in tomorrow. But as attendees at a recent conference on futurism discovered, "tomorrow" is relative. People in Egypt look at the future very differently than people in Canada do.
Men, take some advice from ForbesWoman and YourTango.com. If you want to find Mrs. Right, don't bother looking until you have a job.
A school bus-sized satellite—the world's most capable—is for sale, as its corporate owner goes under. But rather than let it slowly die, a non-profit is raising money to repurpose it as a free internet provider for the poor.
Two weeks ago, I went down to the San Francisco auditions for American Inventors with Sarah Meyers of team partycrash fame, where we were not so warmly greeted by the staff there. I understand that...kind of. They want to save all the inventions for the show, and anyhow, the American Inventor contract stated that…