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When the Facts Change

The coronavirus is a human tragedy, but the markets remain sanguine.

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Income-Contingent Student Loan Repayment

The US approach to student loans changed fundamentally a decade ago in 2010.

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South Africa: Mired in Stagnation

South Africa is a political miracle: a country which managed to negotiate its way peacefully to ending apartheid rule through a democratic election in 1994.

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Global R&D: The Stagnant US Position

Research and development isn't enough by itself. New discoveries needs to be brought into the economy in the form of new companies, new products, and new jobs. But it matters.

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Do Americans Think Science is Moving Too Fast?

One tension of modern life is that we love new technology when it makes our lives easier, more fun, safer, or healthier, but we hate new technology when certain familiar skills, accustomed habits, favorite consumables and even our jobs become outdated--and we are forced to change. So how do Americans view science overall?

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Coronavirus: Is This The Black Swan Many Feared?

The slump in energy commodities and copper shows the fragility of the global economy and the risks to the consensus’ reflation trade.

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Business Formation Statistics: Getting to Know You

In thinking about the state of the economy, it could be useful to know if the number of new business start-ups is trending up or down.