Eric Krebs

Eric Krebs is a writer and student from Queens, New York. He currently attends Yale University, where he studies economics and anthropology. Visit him on Twitter at @ericjohnkrebs.

Where £100 Can Make You a Solar Entrepreneur

In Bath, England, even the smallest investors can support – and profit from – the city’s green energy boom.

Oregon’s New Hard Drugs Policy Is Both Radical and Sane

Legal magic mushrooms? Tolerance for heroin and meth? It’s not as crazy as it sounds.

You Don’t Have to Hate the Other Side

The ability to fight with love instead of rage is what makes us human.

What if Climate Change Isn’t as Polarizing as We Think?

It benefits politicians to portray the issue as deeply divisive, but most voters don’t see it that way.

Empathy Is a Muscle You Build

A system for turning “they” into “we.”

Building a Kinder, Gentler, Smarter Social Media User

How a platform that rewards informed opinion and civil debate is changing our behavior.

The Nature of Polarization Is Changing

Stanford researcher Jan Gerrit Voelkel explains why a more passion-fueled form of partisanship is on the rise – and how it’s reshaping politics.

Why Kindness Is a Winning Campaign Tactic

Amid all the mudslinging is a proven fact: Civility wins the hearts of voters.

How Can I Convince You?

In the first in a series of interviews with Stanford polarization researchers, Robb Willer explains how to persuade someone they agree with you – whether they know it or not.

Cooperative Housing Is Redefining ‘Home’ for People with Disabilities

By sharing everything from services to accessibility renovations, co-housing strikes a balance between autonomy and affordability.

The Pandemic Will Be Livestreamed

The coronavirus is creating an explosion of quarantined online performance that is unscripted, unshowered and surprisingly uplifting.