Farmers opposition to UK-Australia trade deal grows

Opposition among UK farmers is rising towards the trade deal close to being concluded with Australia.

bbcnews
June 1, 2021 ~6 min

Book traces shared roots of capitalism and racial slavery

A new book explores the emergence of both racial slavery and capitalism in American history, and how the legacy of that link haunts us today.

James Devitt-NYU • futurity
June 1, 2021 ~9 min


Market report: Rising stock wealth does boost spending, employment

Study brings new data to a longstanding question, with findings policymakers can apply.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
May 14, 2021 ~7 min

Seaspiracy: how to make fishing more sustainable by tackling bycatch – new research

Tackling bycatch in large-scale fishing can make our seafood habit more sustainable

William Arlidge, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries • conversation
May 11, 2021 ~8 min

Forget the debate over public health versus jobs – the same people suffer the most either way

Most pandemic policies have benefited those already best off in US society and ignored people for whom neither mass shutdowns nor reopening offer relief.

Kate Duchowny, Postdoctoral Scholar in Epidemiology, University of California, San Francisco • conversation
April 19, 2021 ~7 min

The EU wants a carbon tax on imports – but would it be the climate solution officials expect?

It's meant to stop something known as 'carbon leakage,' but the solution has economic, legal and environmental consequences.

Timothy Hamilton, Associate Professor of Economics, University of Richmond • conversation
April 13, 2021 ~7 min

Young professionals should consider health savings accounts

An accounting professor ranks the most tax-efficient financial moves for young people beginning their careers. Top pick? Health savings accounts.

George Vlahakis-Indiana • futurity
April 2, 2021 ~6 min

Marriage choices may affect pay gap, inequality

How do people's marriage choices affect the labor market, and ultimately gender wage gaps and income inequality?

Yale • futurity
March 30, 2021 ~7 min


Why corporate climate pledges of ‘net-zero’ emissions should trigger a healthy dose of skepticism

CEOs, including at oil companies and airlines, are relying on trees and oceans to capture and store carbon for them, but the numbers don't add up.

Matthew D. Potts, Professor, S.J. Hall Chair in Forest Economics, University of California, Berkeley • conversation
March 25, 2021 ~10 min

Why companies' 'net-zero' emissions pledges should trigger a healthy dose of skepticism

CEOs, including at oil companies and airlines, are making net-zero pledges while planning to still produce carbon emissions for decades to come.

Matthew D. Potts, Professor, S.J. Hall Chair in Forest Economics, University of California, Berkeley • conversation
March 25, 2021 ~10 min

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