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Dear Mr. President, why is it a good thing if a 10-year Treasury note is worth less than a bag of dirt?

Jeremy Siegel of the Wharton School said the Federal Reserve should lower its rates but not to zero or a negative number, as President Trump has proposed. Negative rates, Siegel said, would mean that a recession was inevitable.



With states and the feds investigating Google and Facebook, the legal pressure is ramping up

PIK Professor Herbert Hovenkamp commented on states’ involvement in antitrust lawsuits against tech giants. “It’s ... not because the federal government isn’t doing enough,” he said. The states “want to get in the action, too.”


Philadelphia Inquirer

Do conservative students face bias in the college classroom? Penn State prof and lifelong Republican says very little, if any

Jonathan Zimmerman of the Graduate School of Education commented on Penn State professor Matthew Woessner’s career as a conservative in academia. “It’s hard to be a Republican in liberal academia and I think he’s done it very well,” said Zimmerman. “He’s been true to his discipline and his beliefs. I don’t share his political beliefs, but I admire him.”


Scientific American

Is ‘neurolaw’ coming soon to a courtroom near you?

Stephen Morse of the Law School weighed in on the use of neuroscience in courtrooms. He believes that in a legal setting, neuroscience cannot adequately explain criminal activity: “if there is a disjunct between what the neuroscience shows and what the behavior shows, you’ve got to believe the behavior.”


Quartz at Work

What happens to tech workers when their skills become obsolete?

Prasanna Tambe of the Wharton School is contributing to research on how workers adapt when their specific skills are no longer in high demand.