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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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The production line sits permanently shut-down, Credit: Reuters/Rebecca Cook
July 22, 2019
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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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October 17, 2019
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Turning the Pharmaceutical Model Upside-Down

How a nonprofit gave birth to a company that aims to disrupt Big Pharma.
September 24, 2019
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People Before Profits: A New American Credo?

America’s top CEOs say their companies will focus on all stakeholders, but a corporate governance expert remains skeptical.
September 13, 2019
Video

Do Soda Taxes Create Healthier Communities?

Data from Philadelphia tells the story.
July 22, 2019
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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.
July 18, 2019
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It Takes More Than Mass Protests to Drive Change

Social advocacy organizations have greater impact on federal legislation when their experts get to testify.
June 6, 2019
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The Power of Dressing Progressive Economic Policies in Conservative Clothes

In political messaging, values can be more persuasive than policies, a new study finds.
May 17, 2019
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Testing Rape Kits Saves Money and Stops Crime

Lawrence M. Wein finds that the benefits of testing outweigh the costs.
April 24, 2019
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Roger McNamee: “Facebook Is Terrible for America”

Facebook’s loudest critic says social media profits by manipulating consumers.
April 24, 2019
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Why Self-Regulation Can Pay Off

Companies that try to fix problems on their own may sidestep more onerous regulations in the future.
March 22, 2019
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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.