Emily Stewart | Vox | Tweeted by Jennifer Huddleston
Social media platforms have recently come under fire from conservatives for content moderation and from liberals over data privacy. The architect of a law that gives them control over moderation stands by its original intent.
Jim Harper | AEIdeas | Retweeted by Adam Thierer
Privacy legislation has the nearly impossible task of securing a subjective condition for every American. At its best, it would deliver consumers someone else’s sense of privacy.
Claude C. Chibelushi, Dan Lewis, and Debi Roberts | The Conversation | Shared by Tyler Cowen
The look and feel of cars has changed dramatically in the past century, and the way they’re driven, designed, and powered is set to completely transform over the next decade.
Walter Einenkel | Daily Kos | Retweeted by Alex Tabarrok
The Warwick School District in Rhode Island announced they would only serve kids with outstanding lunch debts sunflower seed butter and jelly sandwiches. After blowback from the policy, Chobani’s founder and CEO announced his company would pay off the debts.
Christopher Jasper | Bloomberg | Tweeted by Brent Skorup
After completing its first flight, German startup Lilium unveiled an electric passenger jet that could be used as a flying taxi. The plane will be emission-free, five times faster than a car, and use 10 percent as much energy as standard drones.
Eric Boehm | Reason | Shared by Donald Boudreaux
Although they are currently being hurt by tariffs, farmers are asking the Trump administration for more protection from foreign competitors. This shows the tendency for protectionism to lead to more of the same.
Tyler Smith | Journal of Economic Perspectives | Retweeted by Christine McDaniel
Companies like Amazon, Microsoft, and Google have large amounts of data, and need economists to help them solve the problems of the future highlighted by this data.
Kelsey Gee| The Wall Street Journal | Tweeted by Michael D. Farren
Salaries for entry-level jobs for new degree-holders is up slightly over last year, but is relatively flat compared to past years. Graduates often value purpose and other perks over wages.