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Open borders are immigration’s best fix

“The world’s nations, especially the world’s richest nations, are missing an enormous chance to do well while doing good. The name of this massive missed opportunity—and the name of my book on the topic—is “open borders.” | learn more

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Talent is everywhere, opportunity is not

Our World In Data leverages a new study titled ’Who becomes an inventor in America?’ to tell a story about our global situation. “The [study’s] authors wanted to answer the question: what is it that matters for whether a child […]

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Gates Foundation 2019 Goalkeepers report

Take the ~30 minutes to read this and you won’t regret it. Of particular interest is the report on India’s JAM policy mid-way through. “Examining Inequality: How geography and gender stack the deck for (or against) you.” | learn more

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Higher education’s existential crisis

Axios sums up a bunch of data in their ‘deep dive’ on education. Almost 40% of students now are over 25 years old and nearly a quarter are parents. “The bottom line: Our idea of what college is and who […]

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BrainNet: A multi-person brain-to-brain interface

This was published in Nature, so it passes my smell test. WOW! “We present BrainNet which, to our knowledge, is the first multi-person non-invasive direct brain-to-brain interface for collaborative problem solving.” | learn more

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Molecular storage, data writ small

The worldwide demand for data storage far outpaces our ability to store it. Researchers are turning to molecular storage, modeled on DNA, for a potential solution. “As an initial demonstration of feasibility, 400 kilobits of information in both text and […]