Connections to Trump paid off for companies

Companies with connections to President Trump experienced some better business and less regulation, new research finds.

Caroline Brooks-Michigan State • futurity
Jan. 14, 2021 ~4 min

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Even before COVID, 1/3 of US families were ‘net worth poor’

"...'net worth poor' households have no assets to withstand a sudden economic loss, like we have seen with COVID-19. Their savings are virtually nil..."

Duke University • futurity
Jan. 8, 2021 ~4 min

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Solving desalination mystery paves way for cheaper clean water

A breakthrough in understanding desalination membranes could boost efficiency and make it cheaper to get clean water from salty water.

Nat Levy-UT Austin • futurity
Jan. 6, 2021 ~5 min

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COVID’s impact on homeowners has gotten worse

An eviction moratorium extension will only postpone an eviction and housing crisis, experts say. Black, Hispanic, and young adults are most at risk.

Neil Schoenherr-WUSTL • futurity
Dec. 23, 2020 ~4 min

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To put focus on inequality, talk disadvantages

To get Americans to care about economic inequality, research suggests focusing on the disadvantages of having less, rather than the perks of having more.

James Devitt-NYU • futurity
Dec. 17, 2020 ~4 min

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Would family ‘bargaining’ save older Indian women?

Lack of "bargaining power" within the household may explain the excess mortality rate among Indian women over 45, research suggests.

Amy McCaig-Rice University • futurity
Dec. 10, 2020 ~4 min

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Would family ‘bargaining’ save older Indian women?

Lack of "bargaining power" within the household may explain the excess mortality rate among Indian women over 45, research suggests.

Amy McCaig-Rice University • futurity
Dec. 10, 2020 ~4 min

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The ‘pink tax’ on gendered stuff extends to tariffs too

The "pink tax" means charging more for products aimed at women. Import tariffs are another form of this discrimination, research finds.

Amy McCaig-Rice University • futurity
Dec. 9, 2020 ~4 min

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Gentrification hits minority communities hardest

"As neighborhoods gentrify, when poor people can no longer remain in their neighborhoods and move, there are fewer affordable neighborhoods."

Sandra Feder-Stanford • futurity
Dec. 7, 2020 ~7 min

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This money problem may predict dementia

Unpaid bills and falling credit scores may signal a dementia diagnosis as long as six years before, researchers report.

Carly Kempler-Johns Hopkins • futurity
Dec. 3, 2020 ~6 min

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