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Rob Reich is Professor of Political Science at Stanford University, helps to lead its Center for Ethics in Society and Institute for Human-Centered AI, and is coauthor, with Jeremy M. Weinstein and Mehran Sahami, of the forthcoming book System Error: Where Big Tech Went Wrong and How We Can Reboot.
Most charitable foundations are endowed in perpetuity. But John Stuart Mill argued eternal rights make for bad governance.
School reform is failing America's children.
We should examine the potential of online learning with an open mind.
Rob Reich discusses his views on philanthropy and democracy.
The writers—including Nobel Laureate in Economics Kenneth Arrow and bestselling authors Paul and Anne Ehrlich—lay out what our country’s principles are, whether we’re living up to them, and what can be done to bring our institutions into better alignment with them.
The modern foundation is an institutional oddity in a democracy. A democratic society is committed to the equality of citizens, but foundations are the voice of plutocracy.
In a democracy, equal citizenship is foundational.
Plutocratic voices can support democratic ends.
For altruists, the best state of affairs places technocrats in charge.
Education has come to be seen as a private good.
The frontier of AI science should be in universities.