Economist Robert Frank studies peer pressure and how its power can be leveraged for good. In his new book, “Under the Influence: Putting Peer Pressure to Work,” Frank explains the idea of “behavioral contagion,” which he says can drive people…
By Gretchen Frazee
International health experts say they are doing everything they can, in partnership with China, to contain the virus. Whether they are successful over the coming days and weeks could determine whether the virus ends up being relatively minor hit or…
By Gretchen Frazee
The so-called “public charge” rule bars immigrants from coming to the U.S., claiming that if they are deemed to be unable to support themselves financially.
By Stephanie Andel, The Conversation
New research suggests "cyberloafing" can help workers cope with an exceptionally stressful work environment.
By Sharon Austin, The Conversation
Today we are still fighting many of the same battles as Dr. Martin Luther King did in his day.
By Menzie Chinn, Bill Plumley, Econofact
Agriculture incomes would have shown no growth in 2019 but for massive and unprecedented federal assistance.
By Scott L. Montgomery, The Conversation
Oil traders therefore have much reason to be nervous. But they aren’t.
By Vikram Mansharamani
We need to look beyond today’s headlines and think about how the world might unfold.
Organized labor in the American workforce has declined since the 1980s, with many unions struggling to attract workers as companies voice opposition to them. But in Las Vegas, one union has broken through to much of the city’s hospitality sector…
By Yasmeen Alamiri, Gretchen Frazee
Thirty years after devastating sanctions were first imposed on Iraq, President Donald Trump’s threat of new sanctions is a chilling reminder for Iraqis of the pain they experienced amid policies of global economic pressure.
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