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A man reads a health insurance form | Reuters/Brian Snyder
January 13, 2017
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Health Care After Obama: What Now?

Stanford’s Alain Enthoven cuts through the confusion and political rhetoric.

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Syrian refugees working on handicrafts | Reuters/Muhammad Hamed
October 24, 2016
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The Economic Upside of Fast-Tracking Refugee Asylum Claims

New research examines the role of wait times on asylum-seekers’ job prospects and ability to integrate.

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An international traveler arrives after U.S. President Donald Trump's executive order travel ban at Logan Airport in Boston, Massachusetts. | Reuters/Brian Snyder
February 9, 2017
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Stanford Expert Deconstructs Trump’s Immigration Policy

These rushed executive orders show a gap between the administration’s goals and reality.
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April 3, 2017
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Should States Give Driver’s Licenses to Unauthorized Residents?

New research shows a positive safety impact of a California law that gave 800,000 people a license to drive.
March 17, 2017
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What Does Donald Trump Mean for Our Two-Party Political System?

Political economist David Brady talks party polarization, third-party chances, and what to expect in 2018.
February 9, 2017
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Stanford Expert Deconstructs Trump’s Immigration Policy

These rushed executive orders show a gap between the administration’s goals and reality.
January 13, 2017
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Health Care After Obama: What Now?

Stanford’s Alain Enthoven cuts through the confusion and political rhetoric.
October 24, 2016
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The Economic Upside of Fast-Tracking Refugee Asylum Claims

New research examines the role of wait times on asylum-seekers’ job prospects and ability to integrate.
September 30, 2016
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Election 2016: An Odd Blip or a Fundamental Shift in American Politics?

A Stanford scholar examines how we got to Trump and Clinton, who will likely win, and what it means for our future.
August 10, 2016
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How to Improve Working Conditions in the Developing World

A major sporting goods manufacturer found a surprising way to improve workers’ lives while maximizing productivity.
July 15, 2016
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How Racial Threat Has Galvanized the Tea Party

New research explores the link between racial animosity and the Tea Party movement.
July 7, 2016
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When Business Gets Political

Should your company wade into hot-button issues?
June 28, 2016
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How the Big-Bank Bailout Helped Investors Save Billions on “Crash Insurance”

Confident that help was pending, financial-sector investors had less incentive to buy protective options.