Education, Business, & Law

Children’s literature as ‘seed work’

Penn GSE’s Ebony Elizabeth Thomas discusses the importance of more diverse books for kids and the challenges that continue to stifle early anti-racist learning. She also shares a curated list of recommended books for youth catered to this particular moment.

Lauren Hertzler

How to begin talking about race in the workplace

Wharton management professor Stephanie Creary explains her framework for middle managers in corporate environments who would like to initiate conversations about race in the workplace.

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The business of sports without fans

Wharton professor Adi Wyner led a live, online panel discussion on the future of sports in a post-pandemic world, and how leagues are pivoting their plans and business models to move forward without fans in attendance.

Dee Patel

How the COVID-19 lockdown is affecting India’s households

The lockdown in India coincides with an already-existing period of economic distress. A new study finds that nearly a third of all households will not be able to survive beyond a week without state assistance.

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In the News


Associated Press

Mars drops Uncle Ben’s, reveals new name for rice brand

Americus Reed II of the Wharton School spoke about the recent Uncle Ben’s rice rebrand and efforts to redefine who “Ben” is. “You don’t want to step in it twice,” Reed said. “I think what you might see is a very watered-down, safe creativity. Let’s not step on anyone’s toes. You’ll see that for a while.”

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Marketplace (NPR)

AI is reshaping the way we buy, sell and value homes

Christopher Geczy of the Wharton School was interviewed about digital advancements in real estate. “The advent of computer technology, especially with respect to artificial intelligence—computer vision—is that it can compare what it sees to hundreds of thousands of other examples for reference points,” he said. “The scale of the intelligence can potentially add where humans can potentially lack.”

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Bloomberg

Ginsberg’s death injects new doubt into fate of Obamacare

Dean Theodore Ruger of the Law School said of efforts to invalidate the Affordable Care Act, “Whoever wins the presidential election will have much more to say about the success or failure of the act than the court. If it’s Trump, there are many administrative ways he could stifle it.”

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Ruth Bader Ginsburg made the impossible look easy

Serena Mayeri of the Law School wrote an op-ed about the life and accomplishments of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. “To honor Justice Ginsburg’s legacy, we, too, must accomplish what may seem impossible, so that others might enjoy the world of possibilities she made,” Mayeri said.

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The New York Times

50 years of blaming Milton Friedman. Here’s another idea

Research by Tyler Wry of the Wharton School found that companies that signed a revised Business Roundtable statement about corporations’ obligations to employees and the broader world were more likely than other big companies to lay off staff in the early months on the pandemic.

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