Tech + Policy Early November Roundup

Here’s a brief roundup and summary on what’s happened at the intersection of technology and public policy through the first ten days of November. Highlights include stories on daily fantasy sports, Airbnb in SF, the cost of Uber employment classification, government-funded innovation efforts, and drones.  If there’s an article I’ve missed, please let me know on Twitter @nkhare:   … Continue reading Tech + Policy Early November Roundup

Why Do We Let Governments Fail Us?

When I joined Cook County’s transition team in November 2010, the County had a $3 billion budget, and faced a $487 million deficit – a 16% gap between revenues and expenditures. It was an astounding figure that jeopardized the future of the region’s public health system serving hundreds of thousands of residents, among other critical services. It caused so … Continue reading Why Do We Let Governments Fail Us?