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July 28, 2017
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The Case for National Childcare

Professor Emerita Myra Strober on why subsidized childcare would benefit us all.

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August 3, 2017
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Pizza Over Privacy? A Paradox of the Digital Age

Consumers choose convenience over protection.

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June 7, 2017
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Is Capitalism Bad for Workers?

Labor’s share of national income is shrinking. But don’t hit the barricades just yet.

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June 22, 2017
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Why Working From Home Is a “Future-looking Technology”

A Stanford GSB expert shows how companies and employees benefit from workplace flexibility.
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Why Are U.S. Bonds Such a Secure Investment, Despite the Country’s Growing Debt?

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How the Big-Bank Bailout Helped Investors Save Billions on “Crash Insurance”

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Pay attention to these issues and watch productivity go up.
May 18, 2016
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How Companies Can Solve the Pay Equity Problem

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An Economist’s Take on Why Parental Leave Matters

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A laborer builds components of wind turbines at a wind power equipment factory. | Reuters/China Daily
June 7, 2017
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Is Capitalism Bad for Workers?

Labor’s share of national income is shrinking. But don’t hit the barricades just yet.