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Moving vans headed east out of California. Credit: iStock/eyecrave
October 31, 2019
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Has California Hit the Limit on Tax Rates?

A study finds that almost half of the state’s 2012 income tax increase was eroded by people who moved away or lowered their taxable income.

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A young black man, anxious about his bills. Credit: iStock/Damir Khabirov
October 28, 2019
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Big Data and Racial Bias: Can That Ghost Be Removed from the Machine?

Credit-market algorithms may violate anti-discrimination laws even when they’re designed not to. A Stanford researcher looks for a fix.

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A man checks his mobile phone as a woman riding a bike passes next to a big Brazilian flag in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Credit: Reuters/Nacho Doce
October 22, 2019
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How Stanford GSB Alums Created One of the Most Valuable Startups in Latin America

São Paulo-based Nubank, valued at $10 billion, is disrupting the region’s banking sector.

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Grace Wilsey receiving care at Stanford. Credit: Tom Hood
October 18, 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.

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Apple employees carry rainbow flags as they march in the San Francisco Gay Pride Festival. Thousands of Apple employees donned specially designed T-shirts at the festival. Credit: Reuters/Noah Berger
September 24, 2019
Written

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.
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Has California Hit the Limit on Tax Rates?

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Turning the Pharmaceutical Model Upside-Down

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It Takes More Than Mass Protests to Drive Change

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Testing Rape Kits Saves Money and Stops Crime

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