The Islamic State paradox

Politico Jessica Stern, College of Arts & Sciences, Pardee School of Global Studies The French strikes on Islamic State positions following the Paris attacks point up the peculiar dual nature of this protean Salafi jihadist organization, whose ruthlessness, ability to capture and hold territory, significant financial resources, and strategic acumen make it a threat unlike […]

Uber vs. Laws – Will the “sharing economy” help kill off government regulation?

Politico Chrysanthos Dellarocas, Questrom School of Business The “sharing economy” has suddenly become a focal point of the presidential campaign, with candidates on all sides embracing companies like Uber for their disruptive, customer-focused innovation… Expert quote: “Most systems have a skewed distribution of ratings, which is actually skewed positively for the most part.” View full […]

Both parties keep cherry picking CBO report

Politico Austin Frakt, School of Medicine, School of Public Health Know what you get when you dump a complicated Congressional Budget Office report in politicians’ laps that mentions “Obamacare” and “jobs”? Food fights. Wild, sloppy charges that don’t capture what the report actually said. And cherry picking. Lots and lots of cherry picking. Expert quote: “What […]

Shutdown’s science fallout could last for years

Politico Philip Wolf, School of Medicine, Alzheimer’s Disease Center The government may finally be on a path to reopening, but the shutdown’s effects will linger for scientists studying everything from climate change to cancer… Expert quote: “This has created a significant hardship since these subjects include participants who are least likely to attend and the […]