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US unemployment data fail to capture COVID-19’s full impact. Here’s how to fix it fast

Sep. 2, 2020 12:46 pm

US unemployment data fail to capture COVID-19’s full impact. Here’s how to fix it fast

NYU economics professor Julia Lane writes that Friday's U.S. labor report "will not portray the extent of job loss in the communities that desperately need government help."
Democracy is going digital. Let’s explore the implications during Civic Tech Month

Aug. 26, 2020 2:47 pm

Democracy is going digital. Let’s explore the implications during Civic Tech Month

This September, Technical.ly reporters will dive deep into topics like open data, civic hackathons, 311 apps, smart cities, online voter registration and public-private collaboration.
Assets no more: On racial justice risks in municipal bonds

Aug. 5, 2020 9:27 am

Assets no more: On racial justice risks in municipal bonds

"As the Movement for Black Lives advances, the assets of the criminal injustice complex — such as jail infrastructure and extractive revenues — will evaporate, leaving behind only liabilities and expenses."
Making coronavirus testing easy, accurate and fast is critical to ending the pandemic. The US is falling far short

Jul. 24, 2020 2:48 pm

Making coronavirus testing easy, accurate and fast is critical to ending the pandemic. The US is falling far short

Zoë McLaren, public policy professor at University of Maryland, Baltimore County, explains the challenges the country is facing, and the way forward.
Where do we go from here? A to-do list for long-term change toward racial equity

Jul. 10, 2020 2:30 pm

Where do we go from here? A to-do list for long-term change toward racial equity

Technical.ly sister site Generocity rounded up perspectives from 18 leaders in the nonprofit and philanthropy sector on what they think needs to happen next — individually and collectively — to address longstanding structural inequities.
What if local and state pandemic costs were covered by the federal government?

Jul. 6, 2020 8:47 am

What if local and state pandemic costs were covered by the federal government?

Unless the federal government provides funding to make up the losses, there will be a catastrophic retreat from progress, argues anti-poverty advocate Robert Brand.
Digital rights advocates are calling for the protection of the Open Technology Fund

Jun. 25, 2020 12:46 pm

Digital rights advocates are calling for the protection of the Open Technology Fund

The nonpartisan nonprofit supports privacy-minded projects such as the Signal app — and its leadership was ransacked by a new Trump appointee last week. That's a problem for internet freedom, writes Kate Krauss.
6 reasons why cutting back H-1B work visas is bad for the US — and our workers

Jun. 24, 2020 9:00 am

6 reasons why cutting back H-1B work visas is bad for the US — and our workers

"Policies designed to curb immigration end up hurting American workers and also inhibit American dominance in the global economy," writes D.C.-based digital agency head Khuram Zaman.
How these tech pros learned to tell their ‘hometown innovation story’

May 19, 2020 7:48 am

How these tech pros learned to tell their ‘hometown innovation story’

"It's not that we didn't have stories to tell, we just weren't telling them ourselves," Deon Gordon, president and CEO of TechBirmingham said during an Introduced|Virtual panel.
Entrepreneurship was already in decline. Now what’s going to happen?

May 5, 2020 7:15 am

Entrepreneurship was already in decline. Now what’s going to happen?

Contrary to common perception, rates of new firm creation and small firm employment were both already trending down in the United States.

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