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The Costs of Tech Policy Inaction

Regulatory skeptics make a fundamental mistake in assuming that the United States can freely choose between greater state intervention in digital markets and a continued laissez-faire approach.

How Technology Has Changed Our Jobs, Our Privacy, and Our Brains

American Compass research director Wells King discusses the wide-ranging effects of the digital revolution in an adaptation of Lost in the Super Market: Navigating the Digital Age.

Want More Humane Technology? Look to the Supermarket

Are we the passive victims of rapacious technology? Or fully knowledgeable about how technology works and in control of its role in our lives?

Reflections on the Digital Revolution

The problems and challenges posed by what is often referred to as “Big Tech” should primarily be understood as novel instantiations of age-old issues.

Privacy, Tech Policy, And Two Sorts Of Libertarian

Micah Meadowcroft discusses the questions raised about privacy and freedom by our collection, Lost in the Super Market: Navigating the Digital Age.

Conservatives Must Tackle the Problems of the Digital Revolution

Rachel Bovard highlights American Compass’s Lost in the Super Market collection in a discussion of how public policy must be rethought in light of the digital revolution.

Oren Cass: Big Tech’s Life Changing Transformation

American Compass executive director Oren Cass joins Rising to discuss the digital era’s effects on the market and our collection Lost in the Super Market: Navigating the Digital Age

The ‘Uber Economy’ Needs Guardrails

If you are a freelancer like a lawyer or a doctor with a private practice, your experience is very different from a freelancer or contractor accessing work through online labor platforms like Upwork, Clickworker, Uber, or Amazon’s Mechanical Turk.

All-Knowing Algorithms: Author Discussion

Alec Stapp (Progressive Policy Institute) and Wells King (American Compass) discuss the implications of “All-Knowing Algorithms” with Oren Cass.

Attention Economy: Author Discussion

Matthew Crawford (UVA’s Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture) and Peter Suderman (Reason) discuss the ramifications of the “Attention Economy” with Wells King (American Compass).

Curtailing Big Tech Requires Much More Than Breaking It Up

American Compass executive director Oren Cass makes the case for disaggregating the Big Tech debate and giving greater focus to the digital age’s novel challenges.

Frictionless Exchange: Author Discussion

Wingham Rowan (Modern Markets for All) and Neil Chilson (Charles Koch Institute) discuss the advent of frictionless exchange with Wells King (American Compass).

Lost in the Super Market

Navigating the Digital Age

New Collection Calls on Policymakers to Rethink Governing in the Digital Age

PRESS RELEASE—Modern technology has reshaped markets fundamentally, requiring new policy responses to protect our values, institutions, and relationships.

Digital Is No Different

Digital media’s critics echo the same arguments and attitudes of paternalists past.

Reclaiming Self-Rule in the Digital Dystopia

Attention-harvesting technologies jeopardize our capacity to govern concentrated power—and ourselves.

The Attention Economy: A Primer

What happens to media as the digital age enhances their ability to engage consumers?

Making Data Work for Us

A pragmatic view of privacy should encourage data collection that benefits users and innovators alike.

Selling the Digital Soul

The use and abuse of personal data pose a collective challenge that cannot be solved by individuals.

All-Knowing Algorithms: A Primer

What happens to personal data as the digital age deepens their quality, widens their availability, and creates new uses for them?

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