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“The amount of spending on [culling] is peanuts compared to the amount they make exporting poultry products,” says Jarra Jagne, associate professor of practice in public and ecosystem health. 

Robert Gravani, professor emeritus of food science, discusses food safety during the holidays.

“When suburban sprawl moves closer to the mountains, because people want those mountain views, people are going to have conflicts,” says Paul Curtis, professor of natural resources. 

“Elon has the option to use his personal fortune to plug Twitter’s losses as he wishes to, provided that he has the funds available to do so. While that might not be fiscally responsible or attractive, he can do whatever he wants with his own money,” says Drew Pascarella, senior lecturer of finance. 

Erica Groshen, senior labor market advisor, says that people may have moved up their applications to form new businesses because they want to get their business loans before interest rates go higher.

“The only thing that gets the employer to come to the table and bargain a future contract is the union exerting pressure however it can, to get them to do it, to make the cost of not bargaining greater than the cost of bargaining,” says Kate Bronfenbrenner, senior lecturer in the ILR School. 

Jefferson Tester, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, says that tapping geothermal energy for heating and cooling “fits certain situations pretty well, particularly in areas that have individual buildings or small clusters of buildings.” 

“I imagine that if one lets you get close enough, it might be more comfortable and tamer than most — and might let you hold it,” says Kevin McGowan, extension associate with the Lab of Ornithology. “But most are scared of people to some extent, especially if they don’t know you.”

“Even though both governments have sought to prevent direct military escalation, recent statements and actions by both sides have contributed to the action-reaction cycle that has put the two countries on a collision course, particularly over Taiwan,” says Jessica Chen Weiss, professor of government and public policy. 

“It is the first time for many of the Chinese bankers to deal with a major overseas debt crisis,” says Yufan Huang, PhD candidate in government. “I believe they are still processing the pain and pondering what to do.”

“This episode and a few others preceding it will inevitably tighten regulators’ skepticism about this budding ecosystem,” says Eswar Prasad, professor of international trade policy and economics. “It will increase their desire to fence off the traditional financial system from this newly evolving ecosystem.” 

“Democracy has many meanings,” says Tom Pepinsky, professor of government. “Surely one of them must be your vote is free, it is counted, and the government cannot prevent a vote that doesn’t turn out its way.”