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Thatcher, Reagan and Robin Hood: a history of modern wealth inequality

Thatcher, Reagan and Robin Hood: a history of modern wealth inequality

    Persistently high rates of income or wealth inequality are bad for social cohesion, political inclusion and crime. The evidence for this is overwhelming. Often, stubbornly high income inequality partly…

Why Mexican immigrants are healthier than their US-born peers

Why Mexican immigrants are healthier than their US-born peers

Supporters of Donald Trump’s wall might have us believe that Mexicans who enter the US illegally carry disease and take advantage of America’s healthcare system. But several large…

The myth of the college dropout

The myth of the college dropout

Jonathan Wai, Duke University and Heiner Rindermann, Chemnitz University of Technology When Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was asked to give this year’s commencement address at Harvard, he asked for…

You may die sooner than we thought. but here’s why that might be a good thing

You may die sooner than we thought. but here’s why that might be a good thing

Most people wonder how long they have left on this world, and what they’ll do with that time, but few people are as preoccupied with mortality as the professionals…

Health-care spending has only a modest effect on lifespan and premature death

Health-care spending has only a modest effect on lifespan and premature death

  A new analysis has found spending more on health care has little impact on improving key health outcomes. It found that a 10% increase in health-care spending reduces…

Faster approval for drugs and medical devices under the 21st Century Cures Act raises concerns for patient safety

Faster approval for drugs and medical devices under the 21st Century Cures Act raises concerns for patient safety

  President Obama signed a bill that will provide US$6 billion in federal funding for basic medical research on Dec. 13. Called the 21st Century Cures Act, it also…

Republicans fumble ACA Repeal

Republicans fumble ACA Repeal

Editor’s note: The fight didn’t last long. Moments before a scheduled vote on March 24, House Speaker Paul Ryan pulled the bill that would have repealed the Affordable…

El Chapo, story of a kingpin — or why Trump’s plan to defeat Mexican cartels is doomed to fail

El Chapo, story of a kingpin — or why Trump’s plan to defeat Mexican cartels is doomed to fail

  Luis Gómez Romero, University of Wollongong Infamous Mexican drug kingpin Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán Loera – aka “El Chapo” – currently faces 17 drug trafficking, murder, kidnapping and money…

What does Donald Trump think about drugs?

What does Donald Trump think about drugs?

  Luis Gómez Romero, University of Wollongong In recent years, many countries – with the conspicuous exception of Indonesia and the Philippines – have been rethinking the international war on drugs…

Why the ‘free market’ for drugs doesn’t work and what we can do about it

Why the ‘free market’ for drugs doesn’t work and what we can do about it

The United States faces a major problem with prescription drug prices. Even as the prices of most goods and services have barely budged in recent years, the cost of drugs…

Can Trump resist the power of behavioral science’s dark side?

Can Trump resist the power of behavioral science’s dark side?

Jon M Jachimowicz, Columbia University Can Trump resist the power of behavioral science’s dark side? More than two dozen governments, including the U.S., now have a team…