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Most companies that have the ability to relocate in response to unionization efforts at least threaten to do so, according to research by Kate Bronfenbrenner, director of labor education research at Cornell University. “The threat of outsourcing work is the most effective tactic that employers have to intimidate workers out of organizing,” Bronfenbrenner says. 

Cornell Law School Professor Josh Chafetz speculates on the rationale for a House investigation of former Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ resignation. They would be “investigating to determine whether Sessions was fired as part of a conspiracy to obstruct justice,” Chafetz says.

Jamila Michener, an assistant professor of government at the College of Arts & Sciences, says Trump’s rhetoric gave other Republicans permission to use language and race-baiting strategies once considered out-of-bounds.

Douglas Kriner, professor of government at the College of Arts & Sciences, underscores how important control of the House, as opposed to the generally less partisan and slower-moving Senate, is to congressional probes. “What we found is that divided government is a major driver of investigations in the House. This is particularly true in periods of intense partisan polarization.”

Peter K. Enns, associate professor of government and executive director of the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research, and Jonathon P. Schuldt, associate professor of communication and a faculty affiliate at the Roper Center, co-authored an op-ed on President Trump’s immigration rhetoric and the survey data that suggests such rhetoric will not help Republicans in today’s elections.

“Having shade and growing in high altitudes means the bean develops very slowly,” says Miguel Gómez, associate professor at the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University. “The bean accumulates all the aromas of the particular terroir and the particular variety.”

Robert Hockett, a professor at Cornell University Law School, discusses potential Federal Reserve legislation that would ease regulations on all but the biggest banks in America.

"Proving that this was possible was a major contribution to computer science," says Emin Gün Sirer, a computer science professor at Cornell University. "Satoshi opened the door to revamping the entire finance industry.” Now, however, “Satoshi has been outclassed in every imaginable way. And for the issues we still face, [Satoshi’s writing] provides no solution."

“Since our political processes have become so unpredictable, and somewhat dysfunctional, they are watching even more closely than they have before,” says Allen Carlson, director of the China and Asia Pacific Studies program at Cornell University. The Chinese are less concerned with the combative turn in U.S. rhetoric than with the Trump administration’s unpredictability. 

The initial aid package "had political motivations," says Andrew Novaković, a professor of agricultural economics at Cornell University. But "I think there was a genuine understanding that these actions exacted a real cost on folks who were important supporters of the long-term agenda."

“This year really stands out to me as interesting, because everything is so patchy,” says Taryn Bauerle, a plant science professor at Cornell University. “Some trees are green and some are not. It’s really kind of a wildcard. We’ve had some crazy weather and it’s making all kinds of repercussions in the ecology of animals and plants.”

Foreign capital can also be overrated as a source of growth. Emerging economies benefit from it only after they pass a certain threshold of institutional quality, suggests research Eswar Prasad, a trade policy professor at Dyson.