Education, Business, & Law

How states can help police mortgage-lending practices

Wharton’s Brian Feinstein discusses his research on how judicial foreclosure can help states fill the policy gap left by the federal government’s pullback from regulatory enforcement of mortgage-lending.

Penn Today Staff

The role of UN ambassador, explained

Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, distinguished global leader-in-residence at Perry World House, describes the workings of the U.S. ambassador to the U.N.—and whether it matters that it’s no longer of cabinet status.

Brandon Baker

Documentary shows discriminatory impact of state legal assistance provision

The Penn Program on Documentaries and the Law has produced a new documentary that exposes the discriminatory impact of a provision of the Pennsylvania Victims Assistance Compensation Program law that denies assistance to victims who contribute, or are suspected of contributing, to their own death or injury.

Penn Today Staff

Regulating big tech

Wharton’s Eric K. Clemons discusses the pros and cons of boosting regulations on big technology companies such as Facebook, Amazon, Google, and Apple, after years of being penalized in Europe for anticompetitive practices. 

Penn Today Staff



In the News


USA Today

Impeachment: Republicans are in the tank for Trump, but Democrats aren't impartial, either

Jonathan Zimmerman of the Graduate School of Education weighed in on the potential effects of bias in the impeachment trial. “I must keep my mind open to new arguments and evidence, instead of closing myself off before we have heard them,” he wrote.

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The Wall Street Journal

Younger workers feel lonely at the office

Sigal Barsade of the Wharton School shared her research on workplace loneliness, which can make employees less committed to their organizations. “This is not just the individual employee’s problem,” she said. “This is the whole company’s problem.”

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Marketplace (NPR)

Goldman Sachs pushes for more diverse boards of directors

Allison Elias of the Wharton School commented on Goldman Sachs’ efforts to diversify its board of directors, which could encourage other companies to do the same. “I think that this Goldman decision is symbolic of the strength of the business case and the belief people have in it,” she said.

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The Hill

The US’s hidden export subsidy

Chris William Sanchirico of the Law School and Wharton School wrote an op-ed about comparatively low U.S. taxes on foreign profits of U.S. multinational enterprises, which he argues are effectively export subsidies.

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Los Angeles Times

Is a supermarket discount coupon worth giving away your privacy?

Joseph Turow of the Annenberg School for Communication said new corporate disclosure forms for a grocery chain’s customer loyalty program are “scandalous.” “Why does a grocer need to know so much about its customers?” he asked.

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