“How we connect defines who we are,” says Brookings visiting fellow and former FCC chair Tom Wheeler on today’s episode. He is the author of the new book published by the Brookings Institution Press titled, “From Gutenberg to Google: The History of Our Future,” in which he brings to life the great network revolutions of our past to help us understand and deal with what is to come. Bill Finan, director of the Brookings Institution Press, interviews Wheeler on today’s program.
Also on today’s episode, Metropolitan Policy Program Fellow Joseph Parilla shares his thoughts on Amazon’s decision to discontinue plans to open a new headquarters in New York City and what this means for economic development incentives.
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Nagel & Weingärtner, Printer, and John P Oertel. Things as They Were, and Things as They Are. , ca. 1853. July 20. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2003674199/.
"One thing that tech companies can do [to support LGBTQ+ individuals in the tech field] is to declare that they will not tolerate discrimination of any kind."