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Tax documents are seen prior to a House Ways and Means Committee markup of the Republican Tax Reform legislation on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S. | Reuters/Aaron P. Bernstein
December 4, 2017
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Tax Reform: Giving with One Hand and Taking with the Other

A new study by Stanford’s Rebecca Lester suggests that the GOP plan to cut corporate tax rates could also discourage risk-taking.

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A statue of George Washington | Reuters/Joshua Roberts
November 30, 2017
Written

Dealing With the Dominance of Corporate Lobbyists

In an era of “toothless” rules, the best fix might be as simple as paying congressional staffers more.

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Locks are seen on the front door of an empty abandoned home | Reuters/Mike Segar
October 16, 2017
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How Banks Undermined Federal Foreclosure Assistance

Obama’s 2009 mortgage-modification program would have helped 70% more homeowners if lenders had been better organized.

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Mother holding hand of son | iStock/Nadezhda1906
September 12, 2017
Written

Immigrant Protections Improve Children’s Mental Health

Research shows DACA has significantly reduced the number of anxiety disorders among immigrant families.

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A woman hiking with her children|iStock/Imgorthand
August 22, 2017
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Achieving Balance In Work and Life

The constant pull between career and family is stressing us out. Professor of Economics Myra Strober says it doesn’t have to be that way.
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December 4, 2017
Written

Tax Reform: Giving with One Hand and Taking with the Other

A new study by Stanford’s Rebecca Lester suggests that the GOP plan to cut corporate tax rates could also discourage risk-taking.
November 30, 2017
Written

Dealing With the Dominance of Corporate Lobbyists

In an era of “toothless” rules, the best fix might be as simple as paying congressional staffers more.
October 16, 2017
Written

How Banks Undermined Federal Foreclosure Assistance

Obama’s 2009 mortgage-modification program would have helped 70% more homeowners if lenders had been better organized.
September 12, 2017
Written

Immigrant Protections Improve Children’s Mental Health

Research shows DACA has significantly reduced the number of anxiety disorders among immigrant families.
August 22, 2017
Video

Achieving Balance In Work and Life

The constant pull between career and family is stressing us out. Professor of Economics Myra Strober says it doesn’t have to be that way.
August 14, 2017
Written

Anat Admati: Mythbusting Four Popular Excuses for Failed Financial Regulations

A Stanford professor skewers a few fallacies often advanced by politicians and regulators.
August 14, 2017
Audio

Podcast: Michal Kosinski Shares his Vision of a World Without Privacy

Should your digital footprint be public?
July 28, 2017
Video

The Case for National Childcare

Professor Emerita Myra Strober on why subsidized childcare would benefit us all.
July 25, 2017
Written

How to Stop White-Collar Crime

A federal judge says fear of prison is the best way to deter bad behavior.
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.