New America Fellows Program

New America Fellows Program: All Related Content

Ferguson's Post-Protest Business Recovery Plan | Businessweek

  • By
  • Christopher Leonard,
  • New America Foundation
August 28, 2014 |
Charles Davis showed up at his new restaurant on the morning of Aug. 9 ready for a long day of work. He’d opened the Ferguson Burger Bar & More just a day earlier, and this was his first Saturday night. The restaurant is located on the east side of Ferguson in a low-slung commercial strip, between a barbershop and a beauty supply store. Davis was taking orders and shuttling them back to the kitchen when the phone rang. The call was for his wife, Kizzie, who also works at the restaurant. The news was horrible.

All about the recalled loan that has Russia’s Rosneft in a panic | Quartz

  • By
  • Steve LeVine,
  • New America Foundation
August 19, 2014 |
As the West applies sanctions on Moscow, the Russian oil giant Rosneft appears to be scrambling for cash to cover a canceled loan-for-oil, according to a leading oil analyst. In piecing together how Rosneft’s situation has deteriorated over the last month, oil analyst Philip Verleger estimates that the company is sitting on a hole of up to $10 billion needed to cover repayments of loans next year.

If you don’t have political-risk insurance yet in Iraq, you may be out of luck | Quartz

  • By
  • Steve LeVine,
  • New America Foundation
August 18, 2014 |
Since the advance of ISIL into northern Iraq two months ago, foreign businesses have scrambled to obtain fresh or added insurance against political risk and violence. But if they had none prior to the current trouble, they are finding it difficult to obtain insurance now, according to a leading insurance provider.

This Looted QuickTrip Represents St. Louis's Racial Inequality | New Republic

  • By
  • Christopher Leonard,
  • New America Foundation
August 14, 2014 |
Who loots a QuickTrip? The Midwestern convenience store sells candy bars, chips and oversized sodas—hardly anything worth stealing. Yet Monday night, a QuickTrip in suburban St. Louis became the focal point for violent protests after a white police officer shot and killed Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old, on Saturday. Looters smashed the store’s windows, flipped over shelves inside, stuffed their pockets with junk food and then burned the store to the ground. They left graffiti on the burned shell of a building that called for the murder of police officers.

Why Students Prefer to Learn from a Machine | Slate

  • By
  • Annie Murphy Paul,
  • New America Foundation
August 13, 2014 |
Robo-readers aren’t as good as human readers—they’re better.
Syndicate content