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July 21, 2020
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Using Algorithms to Track Down Rapists

A Stanford scholar has developed a more efficient way to test DNA samples in the hunt for sex offenders.

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Restaurant staff clean the floor after closing early afternoon following the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in New York City, U.S., March 16, 2020. Credit: Reuters/Jeenah Moon
March 26, 2020
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Economists to Congress: Don’t Bail out Big Business

An open letter drafted by Stanford professors says the coronavirus stimulus package should benefit workers — not corporations and their wealthy shareholders.

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May 14, 2020
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The High Value of Virtual College Advising for Lower-Income Students

New research shows online advising improves college outcomes for underserved high schoolers.

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A photo illustration of the face of Benjamin Franklin on the hundred dollar bill peeking out from behind the U.S. Flag. Credit: iStock/Bill Oxford
February 14, 2020
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Democracy and Prosperity Require Uncorrupted Governments

We don’t have to choose between capitalism and socialism. What we need is a system in which corporations can thrive without distorting the economy — or democracy itself.
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August 6, 2020
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How Segregated Are We?

Using GPS data to analyze people’s movements, Stanford researchers found that in most U.S. metropolitan areas, people’s day-to-day experiences are less segregated than traditional measures suggest.
August 3, 2020
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Maker: AIDS Memorial Quilt — Sewing as a Catalyst for Change

“My greater hope,” Mike Smith says, “is that people will see what we’re doing and realize that they, too, can do something worthwhile — that it’s easy to be helpful if you want to be.”
July 31, 2020
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Eat, Sleep, Zoom

In the months since his company became a global verb, Zoom CEO Eric Yuan has never been busier. Or more exhausted. Or happier.
July 29, 2020
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When the Best AI Isn’t Necessarily the Best AI

Why organizations might want to design and train less-than-perfect AI.
July 21, 2020
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Using Algorithms to Track Down Rapists

A Stanford scholar has developed a more efficient way to test DNA samples in the hunt for sex offenders.
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.
May 14, 2020
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The High Value of Virtual College Advising for Lower-Income Students

New research shows online advising improves college outcomes for underserved high schoolers.
March 26, 2020
Written

Economists to Congress: Don’t Bail out Big Business

An open letter drafted by Stanford professors says the coronavirus stimulus package should benefit workers — not corporations and their wealthy shareholders.
March 18, 2020
Written

Rethinking Workplace Education

Guild offers a data-driven approach to education benefits that has attracted the Fortune 500.
February 14, 2020
Written

Democracy and Prosperity Require Uncorrupted Governments

We don’t have to choose between capitalism and socialism. What we need is a system in which corporations can thrive without distorting the economy — or democracy itself.