New America NYC

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New America NYC is dedicated to big ideas and lively conversation. It is an initiative of the New America Foundation, an independent and non-ideological organization that invests in new thinkers, breakthrough research and policy innovation to address the most important challenges facing the United States and the world.

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  • Recap: Leftover Women

    After the 1949 revolution in China, Chairman Mao famously proclaimed that “women hold up half the sky.” But since then, the sky has been turning darker. In 2007, the Chinese government added to its official lexicon the term shengnü, “leftover women” who are unmarried, professional, women older than 27 years old. This derogatory term is one sign that recent market reforms in a one-state party system with legacies of social engineering, a massive propaganda apparatus, and a tight grip on information.

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  • Recap: The Internet's Own Boy

    Aaron’s story touched a nerve with people far beyond the online communities in which he was a celebrity. The Internet’s Own Boy is a personal story about what we lose when we are tone deaf about technology and its relationship to our civil liberties.

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  • Recap: Ethical Eating

    In The Third Plate, a new book by acclaimed chef Dan Barber, he says we need to reboot our food system. How can the ingredients we use be less ecologically demanding and expensive to grow? In what ways can we innovate our diets to respond to the food that the land gives us?

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