Education, Business, & Law

Listening to the needs of Black male teachers

In researching his forthcoming book, Ed Brockenbrough revealed Black male teachers have a strong sense of responsibility to students, and they feel uniquely alone in that challenge.

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Breaking the bank

Economics professor Jesus Fernandez-Villaverde reveals that Bitcoin is not the first private currency in history, and may face regulation in the future.

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In the News


The New York Times

AT&T-Time Warner Ruling Shows a Need to Reboot Antitrust Laws

PIK Professor Herbert Hovenkamp expressed discomfort with setbacks to antitrust law in the wake of AT&T’s merger with Time Warner.

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Associated Press

Vaping Essays: E-Cigarette Sellers Offering Scholarships

The Wharton School’s Ron Berman said of the vaping industry’s scholarship efforts, “This is almost a backdoor way to get your name on a university website, and from the point of view of the student it would look like the university is supporting this effort.”

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The Washington Post

Trump Urges Punishment for Former House IT Worker

In response to the president’s tweets about the “right wing conspiracy theory,” the Law School’s Claire Finkelstein said it was “highly improper for the president to weigh in on a pending case and to urge the Justice Department not to accept a plea deal” involving a government employee and his wife.

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The Washington Post

What a Howard Schultz Presidential Campaign Could Mean for the Starbucks Brand

Americus Reed of the Wharton School commented on the risks of building values like diversity into a company’s branding, noting that companies like Starbucks can be held to a higher standard than those that market themselves differently.

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The New York Times

The Class Struggle According to Donald Trump

Responding to assertions that workers should, ideally, be able to choose their labor based on skill and interest, Adam Cobb of the Wharton school said that “life doesn’t operate so cleanly…. A worker’s wealth and well-being is much more dependent upon her employer than the employer is on a given worker….”

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