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Why Trump Should Tie Free Trade Agreements to Economic Equality

Citizens who have rejected the idea that free trade is always in their best interest might change their minds if free trade agreements included provisions to address economic inequality, according to a Vanderbilt University researcher.

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Sugar, Salt, and Fat Taxes Could Save Billions in Health Care Costs

Australia could save AUD $3.4 billion (USD $2.3 billion) in healthcare costs over the remaining lifetimes of all Australians alive in 2010 by instituting a combination of taxes on unhealthy foods and subsidies on fruits and vegetables, according to a new study.

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Birmingham’s Early Warning System Flags Global Financial Crises

Researchers at the University of Birmingham have developed a new ‘early warning system’ that could help policymakers around the world take action to avert or lessen the impact of financial crisis.

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School Vouchers Bring More Money to Catholic Schools — but at a Cost, Study Finds

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The University of Notre Dame study found that voucher expansion caused significant declines in church donations and church spending on non-educational religious activities.

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How Much Will We Spend on Valentine’s Day This Year?

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Despite the explosion of red and pink merchandise currently promoted in stores, the National Retail Federation reports U.S. consumer spending will be down 10 percent this year compared to Valentine’s Day 2016.

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How Polarization Snowballs Through Legislatures

How did politics get so polarized? Too many safe seats, partisan voters and 'wave' elections.

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Economics Expert: Trump’s Rejection of Council of Economic Advisers Chair in Cabinet ‘Potentially an Opportunity’ for Alternative Views

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University of Michigan Professor Compares Trump's Immigration Ban to a Lender Withdrawing Its Loan Offer After Successful Vetting of a Borrower

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Expert on American Indian Law, Federal Lands and Water Rights

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Robert T. Anderson, a law professor at the University of Washington, is an expert on property rights, American Indian law and water rights.

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IPR Lecture to Focus on Breaking the Cycle of Extreme Poverty

Johns Hopkins University scholar Kathryn Edin will deliver “Beyond $2 a Day: Solutions for Breaking the Cycle of Extreme Poverty,” the Institute for Policy Research’s Winter 2017 Distinguished Public Policy Lecture, Thursday, Feb. 16. Free and open to the public, the lecture will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the McCormick Foundation Center Forum, 1870 Campus Drive on the University’s Evanston campus.







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