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Grace Wilsey. Credit: Tom Hood
October 18, 2019
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With Grace

In his quest to cure his daughter’s ultra-rare disease, Matt Wilsey might also be changing the way drugs are made.

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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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A hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Credit: Reuters/Jonathan Ernst
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.

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Arizona delegate Wayne Monton gives a double thumbs up as he listens to speakers during the final session of the Democratic National Convention. Credit: Reuters/Adrees Latif
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.
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How Stanford GSB Alums Created One of the Most Valuable Startups in Latin America

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People Before Profits: A New American Credo?

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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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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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The Power of Dressing Progressive Economic Policies in Conservative Clothes

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

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Roger McNamee: “Facebook Is Terrible for America”

Facebook’s loudest critic says social media profits by manipulating consumers.
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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.