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“The pandemic has brought to the fore a lot of inequality issues that existed before, but now amplify them,” says Vicki Bogan, associate professor of applied economics and management.

Aiyana Green, a Cornell policy analysis and management major in the College of Human Ecology, and Steven Strogatz, professor of mathematics, write this essay about how relating big numbers to something more familiar helps people understand them better. 

“Once you politicize the electoral machinery and [people] no longer have confidence in it being nonpartisan, then it becomes impossible to have elections,” says Kenneth Roberts, professor of government.

“Coworkers who eat together tend to perform at a higher level than their peers, yet cafeterias are often undervalued by companies,” says Kevin Kniffin, assistant professor of management.

Eswar Prasad, professor of economics and international trade policy, writes this opinion piece about the negative aspects of Bitcoin. 

“The dilemma society faces is: do we really want a central bank to know all about our financial lives?” says Eswar Prasad, professor of economics and trade policy.  

Karl Pillemer, professor of human development, says, “People who go through adversity, especially in later life, develop wisdom, ability to regulate their emotions, resilience. It is remarkable how resilient people are.”

“We’re in a sort of golden age for bird research,” says Adriaan Dokter, research associate in the Lab of Ornithology. Ken Rosenberg, senior research associate in the Lab of Ornithology, says, “It’s astounding how little we know about some of the most common songbirds.” 

Daniela Hedwig, research associate for the Elephant Listening Project at Cornell, says that the Elephant Ethogram is “a monumental achievement,” and that the savanna elephant database will be “an extremely useful repository to draw comparisons between the two species.” 

Jamila Michener, associate professor of government and co-director of the Center for Health Equity, discusses employer panic about what appears to be a labor shortage, the role of poverty in the U.S. and more on the Ezra Klein Show.

“People do not recognize how much of what we pay for in our meals is not the physical food,” says Chris Barrett, professor of applied economics and management and senior author of the study. The piece syndicated widely. 

“It's the wait-and-see approach,” says Sarah Kreps, professor of government and director of the Cornell Tech Policy lab. “I think they're hoping this can just resolve itself with him not being kind of an influential voice in politics anymore.”