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The Washington Post

‘Set your price for a slave,’ a fifth-grade work sheet read. It landed the teacher on leave

Ebony Elizabeth Thomas of the Graduate School of Education spoke about best practices for, and common missteps in, discussing slavery in the classroom. “We’re really wrestling with how to teach about the trauma of the past,” she said.

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The New York Times

This man may be Big Tech’s biggest threat

PIK Professor Herbert Hovenkamp spoke about a congressional subcommittee leading antitrust investigations of big tech companies. “There’s a long game being played here—interrogate, educate and prepare for antitrust reform,” he said.

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Bloomberg

Wharton professor on turning responsible investing interest into sales

Cait Lamberton of the Wharton School discussed the decision-making behind sustainable investing. “At the end of the day, the question for the consumer has to be, ‘If I do this, what changes in the world? What will be different because I took this action?’ And it doesn’t even have to be something large; it has to be something concrete,” she said.

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Science

Medical groups push to save institute that helps doctors and patients choose the right treatment

PIK Professor Ezekiel Emanuel said PCORI, a government-funded research institute, wasn’t “bold enough” in dealing with drug companies and went “way overboard” with its patient engagement efforts.

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The Washington Post

Corporate debt nears a record $10 trillion, and borrowing binge poses new risks

Krista Schwarz of the Wharton School said that the current state of affairs, in which corporations have taken on significant high-risk debt, will amplify any economic downturn. “It’s going to make everything happen faster, larger, worse,” she said. “The recession would just be that much deeper.”

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