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Florence Thompson with three of her children in a photograph known as “Migrant Mother” taken in Nipomo, California in March 1936. Credit: Dorothea Lange
April 2, 2020
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The 1930s Depression Was ‘Great.’ This One Might Be Greater.

The coronavirus pandemic may end this winter, but a longtime expert says the economic damage will be deep and could last for years.

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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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Rachel Romer Carlson. Credit: Jimena Peck
March 18, 2020
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Rethinking Workplace Education

Guild offers a data-driven approach to education benefits that has attracted the Fortune 500.

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A young businesswoman working on her laptop in her home office. Credit: iStock/PeopleImages
March 11, 2020
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Working From Home? Here’s How to Be More Effective

Stanford GSB experts discuss the secrets and pitfalls of keeping workers away from the office.

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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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April 2, 2020
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The 1930s Depression Was ‘Great.’ This One Might Be Greater.

The coronavirus pandemic may end this winter, but a longtime expert says the economic damage will be deep and could last for years.
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.
March 11, 2020
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Working From Home? Here’s How to Be More Effective

Stanford GSB experts discuss the secrets and pitfalls of keeping workers away from the office.
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.
February 11, 2020
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Everlane Takes On Fashion’s Plastic Problem

Founder and CEO Michael Preysman discusses the challenges of building a retail company based on sustainability and “radical transparency.”
January 31, 2020
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How Latino Entrepreneurs Can Boost the U.S. Economy

Latinos are launching businesses at an unprecedented pace, but barriers — some long-standing, some brand new — keep them from reaching their potential.
January 16, 2020
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Machine Learning and AI for Social Impact

Innovations developed at big tech firms could transform the nonprofit world, with a little help from academia.
January 9, 2020
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When Private-Sector Firms Create a Culture of Health

Investments in employees, consumers, communities, and the environment vary widely. A new study reveals this range and the hurdles to measuring success.
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