Monthly Archives: January 2016

Technology Development Needs a Culture of Adaptation

By Sam King* Bad technology is pervasive, but it doesn’t have to be. Healthcare.gov’s initial problems threatened to derail the Affordable Care Act and took a tremendous effort to fix. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has 98,000 disability claims that have been in a backlog for over 125 days, partly because the technology wasn’t…

Let’s Stop Asking “Should We Legalize Marijuana?”

By Andrew Freedman* Samuel Caldwell was relaxing in Colorado’s Lexington Hotel when federal agents pounded at his door. It was October 2, 1937, and Caldwell would become the first American arrested for selling marijuana. Seventy-seven years later, a few miles away from the old Lexington hotel, Iraq War veteran Sean Azzariti became the first person…

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