Gregory Ferenstein, Washington Post

Gregory Ferenstein

Washington Post

San Francisco, CA, United States

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Past articles by Gregory:

Tech CEOs know inequality is bad. So why does Silicon Valley want tax cuts?

If tech pushed to reduce economic inequality, it might help soften a backlash. → Read More

A Step Towards Basic Income: Analysis Of A Proposed Congressional Bill

Overview: this post is an analysis of a bill to massively expand the Earned Income Tax Credit program, up to $12,000, that will soon be proposed by Congressman Ro Khanna (CA-17). A short visual… → Read More

If fake news wasn’t on Facebook, people would find it somewhere else

People no longer agree on what high-quality news is. → Read More

Hillary Clinton will likely be as pro-innovation as President Obama

Behind the less than enthusiastic embrace is a collective skepticism in the tech industry about Clinton’s pro-innovation credentials. The shade is unwarranted. → Read More

What Silicon Valley insiders think of Peter Thiel’s speech for Donald Trump

There are some other tech moguls who also back Donald Trump, but only privately. → Read More

Tech billionaires like Democrats more than Republicans. Here’s why.

Donald Trump is accelerating a trend that was already underway. → Read More

How I Restored My Sleeping Habits by Spending a Weekend Without Clocks

I’ve tried nearly every trick imaginable to get more restful sleep. For a long time, nothing worked: not a regular bedtime, herbal supplements, turning computers off before bed, or even a weekend away from work. → Read More

The tech elite are moving left this election cycle

This election cycle, the tech elite are almost exclusively backing liberals: Tesla's Elon Musk donated to Hillary Clinton, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg gave.. → Read More

Are technology workers disrupting the Democratic Party?

The transition of high-skilled "creative class" workers to the Democratic Party has been long-documented, but many scholars seemed to assume that college-educated, urbanized liberals would be just like their unionized counterparts. They are not. → Read More

Silicon Valley Represents An Entirely New Political Category

Internet founders believe the best role for government is competitive and direct funding for non-government agencies to solve social problems, whether it’s.. → Read More

Silicon Valley Represents An Entirely New Political Category

Internet founders believe the best role for government is competitive and direct funding for non-government agencies to solve social problems, whether it’s.. → Read More

Silicon Valley's new politics could be the future of America

Surveys of Silicon Valley leaders show a new politics of radical idealism — free-market libertarianism with a belief that government can spur progress. → Read More

Parents are taking their kids to Burning Man, and one 11 year old thinks it's 'better than Disney World'

The Black Rock Scouts, Burning Man’s own Cub Scouts, roam the 5-mile campus earning badges in astronomy, sharing, and artistic expression. → Read More

This graph shows how much self-driving cars will save you on insurance

Self-driving cars will save the average driver about $1,000 annually, or cost $250 a year total, according to estimates from auto insurance startup. → Read More

This Spotify Playlist Could Boost Focus and Office Productivity

A recent study finds that “natural” sounds could help workers keep their focus in noisy surroundings, especially in busy office environments. → Read More

Sean Parker wants to 'repair democracy' with a new social network

Last fall, Sean Parker, the technology billionaire behind Napster, Facebook, and Spotify, invested several million dollars into a stealth startup, Brigade. → Read More

This adult pajama onesie looks just like a full business suit — one guy wore it for a week and no one noticed

The next frontier in men's fashion. → Read More

Why We Reach for Sugar When We're Stressed

Those sweets have a uniquely calming effect on stress, according to new research. → Read More

The Apple Watch For Fitness: Your iPhone is Enough (review)

I'm excited to see how the Apple Watch evolves as a health and fitness-tracking device. But for now, there's no real advantage to using it over your iPhone. → Read More

Futuristic Simulation Finds Self-Driving “Taxibots” Will Eliminate 90% Of Cars, Open Acres Of… — The Ferenstein Wire

A fascinating new simulation finds that self-driving cars will terraform cities → Read More