The rise of filter bubbles and un-civil discourse on social media demands a stronger ethos of responsibility on the part of media platforms and all consumers of information, says Jim Steyer, CEO of Common Sense Media.
The media focused too much on polls, data and the “bright, shining comments of the day” rather than on the voices of the people and the candidates’ policies, says Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus.
Those surprised by the 2016 election outcomes had ignored widespread middle-class concerns about inequality, economic opportunity and frustration with Washington, D.C., says Stanford political science Professor Rob Reich.
Geopolitical challenges facing the new president – from multiple regional hotspots to the spread of technology and physical changes to our planet – are complex and long term, says Adm. Gary Roughead, former chief of naval operations and a fellow at the Hoover Institution
Ideological divisions in the U.S. have become cultural and personal, but the younger generation is poised to reject tribalism and reinvent the nation once again, says Larry Kramer, president of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and former dean of Stanford Law School.
Our leaders can move forward together to address poverty, tax reform and immigration reform, and heal our divisions in the process, says Manuel Pastor, professor of sociology at the University of Southern California.
The legacy of Occupy Wall Street is influencing both business and politics, says Steve Callander, a professor of political economy at Stanford Graduate School of Business. View Q&A with Steve Callander (PDF)
Intergenerational mobility has stalled in the United States, leading to widespread voter frustration about the economy, says Emmanuel Saez, professor of economics at the University of California, Berkeley.