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Stephan Seiler. Credit: Mike Elwell
September 13, 2019
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Do Soda Taxes Create Healthier Communities?

Data from Philadelphia tells the story.

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September 5, 2019
Written

Trump’s Trade Wars: “Very, Very Abnormal”

An expert on political economy explains what healthy trade relations look like and how China could exploit Trump’s vulnerability.

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The production line sits permanently shut-down, Credit: Reuters/Rebecca Cook
July 22, 2019
Written

What Happens to Local Jobs When State Taxes Go Up?

With states competing fiercely for business, even small increases in corporate rates will spur some firms to pull up stakes.

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July 18, 2019
Written

It Takes More Than Mass Protests to Drive Change

Social advocacy organizations have greater impact on federal legislation when their experts get to testify.

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July 12, 2019
Written

Why Hospitals Underreport the Number of Patients They Infect

The misclassification of hospital-acquired infections may be costing Medicare up to $200 million a year, a new study shows.
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April 24, 2019
Written

Roger McNamee: “Facebook Is Terrible for America”

Facebook’s loudest critic says social media profits by manipulating consumers.
March 22, 2019
Written

How to Design a Better Soda Tax

An analysis of Philadelphia’s sweet-drink “sin tax” finds a flaw in the system: Many people simply drive beyond city limits to buy their pop.
March 15, 2019
Written

Businesses Behaving Badly: The State of Corporate Scandal in 2019

Expert panelists put corporate wrongdoing in its broader context.
February 27, 2019
Written

Why Republican Politicians Pay More Than Democrats for TV Ads

New research shows political advertising’s hidden costs.
January 30, 2019
Written

What Brexit Means to UK Business: Like Jumping out of a Plane without a Parachute

A Stanford economist finds that Brexit is a top source of uncertainty for almost half of UK companies.
January 15, 2019
Written

How Politicians Hurt Your Public Pension Plan

A Stanford study indicates they make poor investment decisions because they’re overly influenced by campaign contributions and political considerations.
January 11, 2019
Written

How the Great Recession Influenced Today’s Populist Movements

Stanford political scientists explain why populist messages emerged in contemporary politics and how they spurred larger political movements.
January 10, 2019
Written

Why the Fed Won’t Cave to Trump

The president is browbeating the Federal Reserve, but a Stanford finance professor says it’s a bad idea that won’t work.
November 30, 2018
Audio

Mitt Romney: Why You Should Have More in Your Life Than Just Work

On this podcast episode, the politician and businessman argues why self-knowledge makes for a more effective leader.
October 5, 2018
Written

Ten Years after the Financial Meltdown: What Have We Learned?

We aren’t nearly as safe as we could be, two Stanford GSB finance experts find.