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July 14, 2017
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The Link Between Globalization and Political Instability

Job automation and rising tensions in the labor force will bring even more volatility in the future, says political economist David Brady.

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U.S. President Donald Trump exits the stage.
July 6, 2017
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Trump and the GOP — Can this Marriage Work?

Will Republican leaders continue to tolerate the outlier President? David Brady, Professor of Political Economy at the Stanford Graduate School of Business says yes... for now.

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One Stanford study shows Europeans support a proportional allocation of refugees. | Reuters/Alkis Konstantinidis
July 3, 2017
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Europeans Favor Fairness in Allocating Asylum Seekers

Stanford scholars surveyed citizens of 15 European countries and found that they support allocating asylum seekers proportional to each country’s capacity.

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Seized ammunition is displayed at a customs facility. | Reuters/Jose Luis Gonzalez
June 1, 2017
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How to Solve More Gun Crimes Without Spending More Money

Simple tweaks to how police process bullet casings could dramatically improve their forensic data.

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U.S. President Donald Trump at his desk in the Oval Office of the White House. | Reuters/Carlos Barria
June 14, 2017
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Why Politicians Have Incentives to Let Outdated Policies Linger

Real-world disruptions inevitably lead to “policy decay,” but corrections are hard to come by.
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July 14, 2017
Video

The Link Between Globalization and Political Instability

Job automation and rising tensions in the labor force will bring even more volatility in the future, says political economist David Brady.
July 6, 2017
Video

Trump and the GOP — Can this Marriage Work?

Will Republican leaders continue to tolerate the outlier President? David Brady, Professor of Political Economy at the Stanford Graduate School of Business says yes... for now.
July 3, 2017
Written

Europeans Favor Fairness in Allocating Asylum Seekers

Stanford scholars surveyed citizens of 15 European countries and found that they support allocating asylum seekers proportional to each country’s capacity.
June 14, 2017
Written

Why Politicians Have Incentives to Let Outdated Policies Linger

Real-world disruptions inevitably lead to “policy decay,” but corrections are hard to come by.
June 1, 2017
Written

How to Solve More Gun Crimes Without Spending More Money

Simple tweaks to how police process bullet casings could dramatically improve their forensic data.
May 16, 2017
Written

An Antidote for Health Care Reform Failure

To drive down the cost of health care insurance, we must redesign care delivery.
May 9, 2017
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Michal Kosinski: Can We Out Evolve Artificial Intelligence?

The human mind will outsmart AI in the end, says Michal Kosinski in the final piece of a three part series.
May 2, 2017
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Political Polarization’s Geographic Roots Run Deep

The divide between urban and rural voters is growing everywhere: from New York City to farm towns.
April 25, 2017
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Can the GOP Fix the Corporate Income Tax?

A Stanford expert breaks down the next big challenge of Trump’s presidency.
April 13, 2017
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Shadow Banking: The Big Winner from the Financial Crisis

Nearly a decade after the junk-mortgage crash, tech-savvy and lightly regulated lenders are thriving.