What Would A Better Format For The Presidential Debates Look Like? | Think | NBC News

Shouting matches, highlight reels, candidate zingers: Our presidential debates are becoming more like sports events with each passing election cycle, says Bob Bordone, a professor at Harvard Law School. It’s time for something else. » Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC » Watch more NBC video: http://bit.ly/MoreNBCNews NBC News Digital is a collection of innovative and […]

The Future Of A.I. Is In The Hands Of Nine Companies. It’s Time To Take It Back. | Think | NBC News

Movies like “Deus Ex Machina” and TV shows like “Westworld” have painted a picture of artificial intelligence that culminates in walking and talking humanoid robots. But the reality of artificial intelligence is all around us, in our phones, GPS systems and online. Amy Webb, author of “The Big Nine: How the Tech Titans and Their […]

Don’t Blame Developers For The Housing Crisis, Blame The Homeowners | Think | NBC News

Rising populations and limited housing options have created an unprecedented affordability crisis in America’s urban cities. Randy Shaw, author of “Generation Priced Out: Who Gets to Live in the New Urban America,” joined THINK to discuss the policy change that could save America’s cities » Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC » Watch more NBC video: […]

Inside Blockchain: Will It Crash Like Bitcoin, Or Is It Revolutionary? | Think | NBC News

Bitcoin, Ethereum and cryptocurrency dominated headlines in 2017, before an epic crash wiped out billions of dollars in wealth. And after the bubble burst, both bitcoin and the technology powering it — blockchain — fell out of public view a bit. The cryptocurrency crash of 2018 really set the movement back in the eyes of […]

Project Blitz And The Far Right’s Plan To Destroy The Church-State Separation | Think | NBC News

Since 2018, more than one hundred bills based on a far-right legislative strategy called Project Blitz were introduced to state legislatures across the country. Rachel Laser, president of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, joined THINK to discuss how Project Blitz is the latest attempt by Christian nationalists to weaponize religious freedom in […]

It’s Time To Pay Attention To Asian American Voters | Think | NBC News

Asian Americans are the fastest-growing demographic group in the U.S. and one of the largest untapped political constituencies. Karthick Ramakrishnan, a public policy professor at UC Riverside and director of AAPI Data, joined THINK to discuss why Asian Americans could be pivotal in the 2020 elections. » Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC » Watch more […]

What A Truly Compassionate Form Of The ‚Pro-Life‘ Movement Could Look Like | Think | NBC News

Recent weeks have seen a number of states – including Alabama, Missouri and Georgia – pass restrictive legislation on abortion in a bid to dismantle Roe v. Wade. Writer Rachel Lu joined THINK to discuss why anti-abortion activists need to look beyond Supreme Court precedents. » Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC » Watch more NBC […]

How 30 Years Of ‚COPS‘ Changed The Way America Views Policing | Think | NBC News

It’s been three decades since “COPS” first aired, and in that time, the part-documentary, part-reality TV show has radically changed the perception of policing in the U.S. Podcast host Dan Taberski joined THINK to talk about the show’s impact, which he investigates in season three of the podcast, “Headlong: Running from COPS.” “Headlong” is produced […]

The Dark Side Of Work Perks, And Why We Should Regulate Them | Think | NBC News

While employees may enjoy work perks like free food, stock options and 401ks, it’s worth looking at them more critically, says Elizabeth Tippett, a former employment lawyer and professor at the University of Oregon School of Law. Tippett joined THINK to explain how companies use perks to control their workers. » Subscribe to NBC News: […]

The Gig Economy And All Companies Could End Employment As We Know It. | Think | NBC News

The past decade has seen an increase in Americans engaging in temporary and contract work, but that shift has come with some big caveats, says workers’ rights attorney Shannon Liss-Riordan, who has represented workers in multiple class action lawsuits against corporate giants like Uber, Amazon, and Starbucks. Liss-Riordan joined THINK to discuss why allowing companies […]