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Jessica Chen Weiss, associate professor of government, writes this op-ed about Chinese nationalism and how it plays a role in international relations.

"When you have a system where inequality is rising – and where some groups are perpetually overrepresented at the bottom of the income and wealth distribution, even when they follow the standard prescription for realizing the American Dream – it's a recipe for a politically and socially divided nation," says professor of social sciences Kim Weeden.

Hyunseob Kim, assistant professor of finance, says that the former tobacco executive chosen to lead Juul was “a natural pick” given tobacco companies’ experience with federal regulators.

Janis Whitlock, research scientist in the college of human ecology, says research in the future needs to focus on what kids are doing with their screen-time, not just how much time is spent.

The article cites research by Alexander Colvin, now dean of the ILR School, finding that arbitrators were more likely to rule in favor of businesses that were repeat customers and skew the payout if they found the business at fault.

A new study lead by Kenneth Rosenberg of the Lab of Ornithology finds the bird population in the U.S. and Canada has fallen 29% since 1970. 

“It may impact the ability to have a month-long strike,” says Art Wheaton, director of Western NY labor and environmental programs the Worker Institute. “It looks like a punitive action against the union — as in, ‘You’re on strike? Here, take this.’”

Weill Cornell Medicine announced it would eliminate debt for all students who qualify for financial aid, starting with the students who began studying at Weill Cornell Medicine this fall.

Miguel Gomez, associate professor of applied economics and management, comments that consumers are looking for meat substitutes for health and sustainability.

Louis Hyman, associate professor in the ILR School, and Robert Frank, professor of management, are both quoted in this article on why American homes are so big compared to those found in other parts of the world.

“The risk is that a rate cut could get interpreted as the Fed just trying to placate Trump,” says Eswar Prasad, senior professor of trade policy.

Professor of applied economics and management, Bradley Rickard, discusses wine tariffs in the EU and how European wine trade with China could impact the US wine market.