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For the first 15 years of the 21st century, Democrats and Big Tech seemed to get along. There was something exciting and progressive about the likes of Mark Zuckerberg and Jeff Bezos that made them distinct from the Koch Brothers and Rupert Murdoch. ...

American Big Tech Will Not Protect You

For the first 15 years of the 21st century, Democrats and Big Tech seemed to get along. There was something exciting and progressive about the likes of Mark Zuckerberg and Jeff Bezos that made them distinct from the Koch Brothers and Rupert Murdoch. ...

In August 2017, Amazon purchased Whole Foods for $13.7 billion with a “vision of making Whole Foods Market’s high-quality, natural and organic food affordable for everyone.” While Amazon’s Prime users were ecstatic to find organic, fr...

Amazon’s Un-Scrutinized Monopolistic Practices

In August 2017, Amazon purchased Whole Foods for $13.7 billion with a “vision of making Whole Foods Market’s high-quality, natural and organic food affordable for everyone.” While Amazon’s Prime users were ecstatic to find organic, fr...

Julie K Brown is an award-winning Investigative Journalist at the Miami Herald. She is best known for her work uncovering Jeffery Epstein’s underage sex ring. When the story lost public attention after a 2007 plea deal was signed off by the former ...

BPR Interviews: Julie K. Brown on Exposing Epstein

Julie K Brown is an award-winning Investigative Journalist at the Miami Herald. She is best known for her work uncovering Jeffery Epstein’s underage sex ring. When the story lost public attention after a 2007 plea deal was signed off by the former ...

Anita Häusermann Fábos is a Professor of International Development and Social Change at Clark University. She is also the former Director of Forced Migration and Refugee Studies at the American University in Cairo as well as the former Programme Co...

BPR Interviews: Anita Fábos

Anita Häusermann Fábos is a Professor of International Development and Social Change at Clark University. She is also the former Director of Forced Migration and Refugee Studies at the American University in Cairo as well as the former Programme Co...

Buying a pizza, sharing an Uber, or buying concert tickets–the pinnacle of the mundane for college students–all make use of an astounding technological advancement: mobile banking. Mobile banking is already growing at an increasing rate in de...

Mobile Banking: Doorway to Upward Mobility

Buying a pizza, sharing an Uber, or buying concert tickets–the pinnacle of the mundane for college students–all make use of an astounding technological advancement: mobile banking. Mobile banking is already growing at an increasing rate in de...

The median wealth of a white family is $171,000. Among Black families, it’s just $17,600, and the gap between those two numbers has more than tripled since the passage of the Civil Rights Act in 1963. Hidden on page 135 of the 185-page 2017 Tax Bil...

Inside the Land of Opportunity (Zones)

The median wealth of a white family is $171,000. Among Black families, it’s just $17,600, and the gap between those two numbers has more than tripled since the passage of the Civil Rights Act in 1963. Hidden on page 135 of the 185-page 2017 Tax Bil...

“In Argentina, Blacks do not exist. That is a Brazilian problem,” remarked Carlos Menem, the former president of Argentina. His problematic statement exemplifies the country’s tense relationship with race. Contrary to Menem’s statement, h...

Tango Tangle

“In Argentina, Blacks do not exist. That is a Brazilian problem,” remarked Carlos Menem, the former president of Argentina. His problematic statement exemplifies the country’s tense relationship with race. Contrary to Menem’s statement, h...

There is no denying that Providence is in the midst of an affordable housing crisis: For the 40 percent of Rhode Island residents who are renters, the market is failing. Currently, house prices are extraordinarily high due to artificial supply constr...

Danger Zone

There is no denying that Providence is in the midst of an affordable housing crisis: For the 40 percent of Rhode Island residents who are renters, the market is failing. Currently, house prices are extraordinarily high due to artificial supply constr...

While there is still a long way to go in terms of positive representation of autism in entertainment media, a select few fictional autistic personalities have achieved an impressive degree of Hollywood fame. Many of these highly-visible portrayals, h...

Beyond Rain Main: Diversifying Autism On Screen

While there is still a long way to go in terms of positive representation of autism in entertainment media, a select few fictional autistic personalities have achieved an impressive degree of Hollywood fame. Many of these highly-visible portrayals, h...

Women now comprise a larger portion of college students than men, in part a reflection of their superior high-school grades. Yet, as one scales the academic ranks, one still finds that gender imbalances have yet to be corrected: only 33 percent of fu...

All-Girl Schools: A Solution to Representation in STEM

Women now comprise a larger portion of college students than men, in part a reflection of their superior high-school grades. Yet, as one scales the academic ranks, one still finds that gender imbalances have yet to be corrected: only 33 percent of fu...

Tuition free college has been a staple of progressive campaigns, since Bernie Sanders’ Presidential run in  2016. While this policy has its merits, policymakers are overlooking a much larger problem —the income achievement gap. Minority and low-...

The Case for Universal Pre-K as a Policy Priority

Tuition free college has been a staple of progressive campaigns, since Bernie Sanders’ Presidential run in  2016. While this policy has its merits, policymakers are overlooking a much larger problem —the income achievement gap. Minority and low-...