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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
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Why Politicians Have Incentives to Let Outdated Policies Linger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.

Insights

Seized ammunition is displayed at a customs facility. | Reuters/Jose Luis Gonzalez
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.

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A barn is painted with an image of the Statue of Liberty and a U.S. flag | Reuters/Jim Young
May 2, 2017
Written

Political Polarization’s Geographic Roots Run Deep

The divide between urban and rural voters is growing everywhere: from New York City to farm towns.

Insights

A general view of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) building, with the partial quote "taxes are what we pay," in Washington, D.C. | Reuters/Jonathan Ernst
April 25, 2017
Written

Can the GOP Fix the Corporate Income Tax?

A Stanford expert breaks down the next big challenge of Trump’s presidency.

Insights

Vaccines on a tray at the hospital | Reuters/Nicky Loh
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.
Insights and faculty research on the interplay between economics, law, and politics, including business-government relations and more.

Latest Stories on Government

March 10, 2017
Written

Fixing Big Data’s Blind Spot

Susan Athey wants to help machine-learning applications look beyond correlation and into root causes.
February 28, 2017
Written

Rahm Emanuel: Be Idealistic and Ruthless

The Chicago mayor talks negotiation tips and the downside of “moral victories.”
February 9, 2017
Written

Stanford Expert Deconstructs Trump’s Immigration Policy

These rushed executive orders show a gap between the administration’s goals and reality.
January 30, 2017
Written

This Just In: Fake News Probably Has Less Impact Than You Think

By a large margin, more people saw actual election news, not the fabricated kind.
January 13, 2017
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Health Care After Obama: What Now?

Stanford’s Alain Enthoven cuts through the confusion and political rhetoric.
December 1, 2016
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Former Treasury Secretary Paulson: Be Ready to Change Course

Henry Paulson led one of the biggest government bailouts in history. Here he shares what he’s learned about leadership and career planning.
October 17, 2016
Written

Saving the Future of Residential Solar Installations

Stanford researchers weigh in on a contentious debate around changes to an important renewable energy incentive.
July 15, 2016
Written

How Racial Threat Has Galvanized the Tea Party

New research explores the link between racial animosity and the Tea Party movement.
May 5, 2016
Written

An Economist’s Take on Why Parental Leave Matters

Business prospers with a paid family leave policy. Here’s why.
April 18, 2016
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Sick of Presidential Campaign Ads? Blame the Electoral College

Paradoxically, letting the people vote for president would cut advertising in half.