Political polarization

Why American Voters Are Still Not Ready to Support Carbon Taxes

Economists and policy elites love carbon taxes, but voters dislike them. A new study suggests that ideology has a lot to do with it....

Are Americans Drifting Apart Culturally?

Is the United States becoming more culturally divided across racial, gender, income, religious, geographic and political lines? New research from SMU and UCLA finds...

Can Credit Tightening Spur Social Unrest? Evidence from 1930s China

In 1933 the United States launched its Silver Purchase program, which raised silver prices worldwide, drained China’s silver stock, and caused credit to Chinese...

“In Just About Every Generation, Many People Thought the American Republic was on the Verge of Collapse”

The second installment of our two-part interview with Harvard Business School professor David Moss about his recent book Democracy: A Case Study. "One of the reasons...

Can “Productive Tensions” Save American Democracy Again?

This is the first installment of a two-part interview we had with David Moss about his recently published book Democracy: A Case Study, which contains...

Stigler Center Lecture: Is American Democracy in Trouble?

David Moss, the Paul Whiton Cherington Professor at Harvard Business School, will examine the health of American democracy from a historical perspective.  Fears about extreme...

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Two years ago, the Morandi bridge collapse claimed 43 lives. Based on financial statements, Italian government documents, and interviews with independent experts...

Few Bad Apples? New Study Finds That 40 Percent of Officers in a Large Police Force Are Discriminatory

A new paper seeks to examine whether police misbehavior is concentrated or diffuse by identifying whether highway patrol officers in Florida are...

Bethany McLean’s Weekend Reading List: Wirecard, Shale Oil, and the Fall of Chuck E. Cheese

Corruption, lobbying, corporate malfeasance, and frauds: a weekly unconventional selection of must-read articles by investigative journalist Bethany McLean. 

Should Small Businesses Consider Bankruptcy? A New Capitalisn’t Reading List

The coronavirus has taken a heavy toll on most businesses, but it has been especially hard on small businesses. Should those businesses...