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A window into the hearts and minds of billionaire donors

Hans Peter Schmitz, University of San Diego As the COVID-19 pandemic’s economic toll increases, many billionaires and their foundations are making very public efforts to...

Brands backing Black Lives Matter: it might be a marketing ploy,...

Bree Hurst, Queensland University of Technology If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant...

How the T-Mobile-Sprint merger will increase inequality

Amitrajeet A. Batabyal, Rochester Institute of Technology A federal judge gave his blessing to the US$26.5 billion merger between T-Mobile and Sprint on Feb. 11,...

The US economy likely just entered its longest ever expansion –...

Steven Pressman, Colorado State University The U.S. economy likely surpassed an important milestone last month: Americans are now experiencing the longest economic expansion in the...

Social Security helped slash elderly poverty to 9.2 percent in the...

David W. Rasmussen, Florida State University In 1959, more than a third of all elderly Americans lived in poverty. Slashing that number to under 10...

Small business owners are getting a new incentive to sell to...

Joseph Blasi, Rutgers University and Douglas L. Kruse, Rutgers University The federal government just made it a lot easier to form an employee-owned business. In...

Women earn less after they have kids, despite strong credentials

Joya Misra, University of Massachusetts Amherst Women without kids have earned more than employed mothers for decades or longer. But differences between these two kinds...

How rich are the rich? If only you knew

Gil B. Manzon Jr., Boston College “If poor people knew how rich rich people are, there would be riots in the streets.” Actor and comedian...

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Los Angeles is far from ending homelessness – but other American...

Brenda Wiewel, University of Southern California Los Angeles became ground zero for America’s homelessness crisis after President Donald Trump visited the city on Sept. 17. “We...