Summer 2015, No. 37
In this issue, Nick Hanauer and David Rolf put forward a fantastic big idea about how we can help provide security for workers in the new economy. They call for a “Shared Security System” that would make things like vacation time and sick leave portable across different jobs.
Elsewhere in the issue, Ron Klain provides the second installment in our series on “Our Digital Future,” writing about how we can use the Internet to reduce inequality. Arthur Goldhammer ponders the future of an anxious Europe. Michael Levi argues that natural gas can still be part of the post-coal energy picture. And Jim Sleeper urges us to reconsider the legacy of American Puritanism in a more positive light.
In the books section, David Greenberg casts a skeptical eye on the movement to boycott Israel in academia; Kim Ghattas weighs in on the fight for women’s rights in the Arab world; Amanda Hollis-Brusky discusses the limits of the Supreme Court’s impact; and Adrianna McIntyre scrutinizes Steven Brill’s take on Obamacare. Finally, Geneive Abdo responds to F. Gregory Gause, III’s analysis of the politics of the Gulf states in the previous issue.