Is Information Technology Creating a Productivity Boom?
Every issue explores cutting-edge developments in technology, medicine, education, climate change, and much more. Articles provide in-depth analyses of science and technology’s impact on public policy, the economy, and society—bringing today’s best minds to bear on tomorrow’s most critical topics.
- By working together internationally, scientists can better use their knowledge to benefit humanity. In the early 1990s, the Carnegie Commission on Science, Technology, and Government published a series of reports emphasizing the… Read More
- William C. Redfield In 1848, saddle and harness maker William C. Redfield, who was also a meteorologist, geologist, and promoter of railway and steamship development, became the first president of the American… Read More
- First, I want to welcome back the National Academy of Engineering as a sponsor of Issues. NAE was an original sponsor and supported the magazine for more than a decade. During a… Read More
- The use of compelling incentives-not direct controls-is the best way to reduce agricultural pollution. In the summer of 1997, Maryland Governor Parris Glendening suddenly closed two major rivers to fishing and swimming,… Read More
- EPA’s central challenge is to maintain rigorous national standards while providing the utmost flexibility to states, communities, and companies. The next big breakthrough in environmental management is likely to be a series… Read More
- The evidence can be found by comparing computer-intensive industrial sectors with other sectors. Conventional wisdom argues that rapid change in information technology over the past 20 years represents a paradigm shift, one… Read More
- Before making any changes, we should look closely at how they will affect the neediest among the elderly. For the past generation, ensuring access to health care and financial security for older… Read More
- Information technology has yet to deliver on its promise of faster productivity growth. America’s love affair with the new technologies of the Information Age has never been more intense, but nagging questions… Read More
- The technology now exists to make guns that only authorized users can operate. These safer guns could cut gun-related deaths and injuries. Children are killing children by gunfire. These deaths are occurring… Read More
- Arthur Caplan is the Babe Ruth of medical ethics. He looks like the Babe—a healthy, affable, stout man, who enjoys life, and is universally liked. Like the Babe, he is prodigiously productive,… Read More
- Love Canal revisited A Hazardous Inquiry: The Rashomon Effect at Love Canal, by Allan C. Mazur. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press, 1998, 218 pp. Sheila Jasanoff From August 1978 to May… Read More