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“Donald Trump is somebody … who very much personalizes the economy in a way I've never seen a president do before,” says Lawrence Glickman, professor of history.

“I don't think it works very well,” says Michael Dorf, professor of law. “In Justice Gorsuch's opinion he's not saying the word ‘sex’ is ambiguous. He's saying that when you do all the reasoning, it's clear that ‘sex’ includes sexual orientation and gender identity.” 

“This is one of the first times since the ’60s, where the global demand, the intergenerational demand, the multiracial demand is for systemic change,” says Noliwe Rooks, professor of Africana studies. “There is some understanding and acknowledgment at this point that there’s something in the DNA of the country that has to be undone.”

“Today’s decision allows Dreamers to breathe a temporary sigh of relief,” says Stephen Yale-Loehr, professor of immigration law. 

“A rising stock market, especially at a time of high unemployment and stagnant labor incomes, will disproportionately benefit richer households,” says Eswar Prasad, professor of economics and policy. 

“Not always, but in many cases this is a version of disaster capitalism. No crisis is going to go unexploited,” says Raymond Craib, professor of history.

Erica Groshen, senior extension associate at the ILR School, says that the rate of unemployment may be susceptible to error if some states are behind in their reporting of who has filed for unemployment benefits or if they report the data inaccurately.

Associate professor of Africana studies Riché Richardson says, “It’s an image that harkens back to the antebellum plantation... Aunt Jemima is that kind of stereotype [that] is premised on this idea of black inferiority and otherness.”

Professor of immigration law Stephen Yale-Loehr says, “This is like the Frankenstein of all anti-asylum regulations. It puts everything together in one big package.”

Kaushik Basu, professor of economics, points out that India ranks 143rd in the world for infections per capita despite its having the fourth-highest number of cases in the world. 

“People are seeing for the first time just how militarized the police force is. And this militarization is contributing, potentially, to the higher rates of violence that we’re seeing more ubiquitously in this particular movement that’s happening right now,” says Sabrina Karim, professor of government.

“The top brass might be thinking they want to improve workplace culture here. I think from my vantage point bringing in legal and employment law experts working with human resources types can work to change the culture,” says Stewart Schwab, professor of law.