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Committing a property crime while drunk.
January 6, 2017

Why Are We So Quick to Excuse Drunken Behavior?

From criminal sentencing to corporate indiscretions, we hold people less accountable when alcohol is involved.

An uninsured person struggles to pay for hospital care.
January 5, 2017

Under the ACA, the Cost of Caring for the Uninsured Decreased for Hospitals

The benefit has come only in states that expanded Medicaid.

A public health campaign aimed to curb Russian drinking.
December 2, 2016

How Drinking Beer Is Saving Russian Lives

Decades later, a Soviet public health initiative is still increasing male life expectancy.

A person watches direct-to-consumer TV drug advertising.
December 2, 2016

The Hidden Benefits of TV Drug Ads

Patients and taxpayers benefit from controversial direct-to-consumer pharmaceutical advertising.

November 2, 2016

Why Sending Your Kid to the Best Possible School May Backfire

Being surrounded by smarter peers can hurt test scores and incite disruptive behavior.

Tax structure impacts career choice
November 2, 2016

Higher Taxes Can Make Altruistic Jobs More Attractive

But subsidizing these careers may ultimately do more good.

October 10, 2016

Christine Lagarde on Income Inequality, Brexit, and the Power of M&Ms

A Q&A with the IMF managing director and Kellogg’s Sergio Rebelo.

An H1-B Visa holder applies for a job
September 7, 2016

Does the H-1B Visa Program Hurt American Workers?

At least in one industry, these applicants appear to take jobs others do not want.

A brokerage with political connections trades on insider information.
August 1, 2016

How Much Do Brokerage Firms Benefit from Political Connections?

Politicians can’t trade on insider information—but the firms they talk to can.

Can we keep our Internet behavior private?
May 5, 2016

Is Reading Someone’s Emails Like Entering Their Home?

How conceptions of privacy change over time and how analogies pave the way.

Capital gains tax rate is like several dials affecting growth.
May 5, 2016

Can Raising the Capital Gains Tax Rate Ever Attract Investors?

The traditional view that raising rates hurts firms deserves a closer look.

April 4, 2016

How Much Will You Pay Today for a Better Tomorrow?

How we answer that question has the power to shape climate-change policy.

Liquidity kept auto purchases flowing via captive lessors.
April 4, 2016

Why Did Car Sales Drop So Dramatically During the Financial Crisis?

Even willing buyers were affected by a credit freeze.

Higher education enrollement
February 1, 2016

There Is a Downside to Increased Enrollment in Higher Ed

How opening the floodgates can hurt the classroom experience.

Healthcare professionals try to diagnose why healthcare spending has slowed.
February 1, 2016

Why Healthcare Spending Has Slowed

Is the Affordable Care Act getting too much credit?

democracy and economic growth: Kenya's roads
February 1, 2016

Does Democracy Curb Corruption?

A clever study investigates the link between where roads are built and who is in power.

January 4, 2016

Can the Private Sector Solve the U.S. Infrastructure Crisis?

Why it may take public-private partnerships to keep our bridges from crumbling.

Two arms erase each other in a cycle of dehumanization.
January 4, 2016

How Hateful Rhetoric Can Create a Vicious Cycle of Dehumanization

The way we feel perceived can have dangerous consequences.

Dehumanization is demonstrated by a person being erased.
December 8, 2015

The Danger of Dehumanizing Others

People who think other groups are less evolved are more likely to support retaliation against them.

To succeed, foreign aid and health programs need buy-in and coordination with local partners.
November 2, 2015

Communities Are Partners, Not Beneficiaries

Advice for getting global health projects off the ground.

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