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STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS — California Governor Earl Warren, a relatively liberal Republican and future U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice, was facing a difficult reelection challenge in 1950, the height of the McCarthy Era. With his conservative opponent making an issue of alleged Communist influence in California, Warren proposed the Levering Act, which required [...]

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STANFORD UNIVERSITY  — Wall Street continued to careen wildly Thursday, signaling a great deal of nervousness and uncertainty in the markets. Stanford News Service asked economist Roger Noll, co-director of the Program on Regulatory Policy at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, to offer some guidance. The Dow tumbled 635 points Monday, climbed back [...]

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STANFORD UNIVERSITY — Economist John Shoven, director of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR), discussed the current U.S. congressional economic crisis with the Stanford Report. For most of us, our minds go numb when people start speaking in trillions of dollars. In practical terms, how does this debt load affect our lives and our children’s lives? [...]

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STANFORD UNIVERSITY — Voting is a constitutional right, a civic duty and – perhaps most importantly – a way to change or maintain the political landscape. But many people don’t vote, even when the stakes are high. So Stanford psychologists have found a way to motivate them – by making them see voting as an [...]

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STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS  — Democrats paid a heavy electoral penalty in 2010 for supporting Obama proposals such as healthcare reform and cap-and-trade environmental legislation, say three Stanford University political scientists. They estimate that the support cost Democrats 20 legislative seats and their majority control in the House of Representatives. But Republicans should not [...]

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STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS – Recent books by faculty at the Stanford Graduate School of Business include the selected works of Nobel laureate William Sharpe, a look at communication across academic disciplines by Myra Strober, and two books on human “bounded rationality” in politics by Jonathan Bendor. A book on corporate governance is due [...]

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STANFORD UNIVERSITY — The majority of seaports around the world are unprepared for the potentially damaging impacts of climate change in the coming century, according to a new Stanford University study. In a survey posed to port authorities around the world, the Stanford team found that most officials are unsure how best to protect their [...]

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STANFORD — The statistics are staggering: Over the next three decades, the number of people older than 65 in the United States will double from 40 million to 80 million.  It’s been called “elderquake” and “the silver tsunami.” “Medicare and Social Security will be equal to the entire tax revenue of the country” by mid-century [...]

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STANFORD UNIVERSITY – Education spending in America has more than doubled in the last four decades – yet math and reading scores have flat-lined. What’s the remedy? A panel of educators at Stanford cautioned against the quick policy cures implied in the explosive Waiting for Superman. The controversial film, (directed by Davis Guggenheim of An [...]

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STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS —When Ori Brafman, MBA ’01, met Rod Beckstrom, MBA ’87, at a fundraiser to support tree-dwelling environmentalist Julia “Butterfly” Hill, neither of them imagined that they would write a book that would become the doctrine of the Tea Party. “It’s an interesting world,” Brafman said. “Sometimes, you write something and you’re [...]

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