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June 10, 2020
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The Rise of the ‘Liberaltarian’

Tech industry millionaires are moving the Democratic Party to the left on almost every issue except government regulation. Unions beware.

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March 31, 2020
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Could Infusion of Foreign Capital Be a Cure for Xenophobia?

Communities look more favorably on immigrants when investments help boost the local economy.

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April 23, 2020
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Reading Through the Pandemic

A Stanford business scholar discusses the literature that can sustain us in a crisis.
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Stanford Researchers Find No ‘Magnet Effect’ When States Extend Public Health Insurance to Immigrants

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