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Reproducibility Crisis Reaches All Randomised Controlled Trials

The social and medical sciences depend on randomised control trials – though they face more assumptions and biases than commonly thought. Read more

Who Says Labor Laws Are “Luxuries”?

The World Bank and IMF say developing economies can’t afford to have strong labor laws. Actually, they can’t afford not to. Read more

Why We Need a Global Public Economics

Global public goods, from health to peace to security, crisscross national and social boundaries. We need a new economic theory to understand their pivotal role in the global economy. Read more

Learning from MLK, the Inconvenient Hero

The vision of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 50 years later, and the relevance of his economic ideas today Read more

Ten Years after Bear Stearns, U.S. Financial Stability Is again in Danger

Banks are pushing for deregulation and roll backs of Dodd-Frank’s regular check-ups on their financial health. We should be worried.  Read more

How Cuba Became a Biopharma Juggernaut

Cuba’s entirely state-owned biopharmaceutical industry has been remarkably successful, and can serve as a model for other nations Read more