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Arthur Wheaton, senior extension associate in the ILR School, said that years of cost cutting and consolidation in the rail industry predated the pandemic and have led to the current impasse.

“What’s beautiful about voice data is that it’s probably one of the cheapest types of data that you can collect from people,” says Olivier Elemento, professor of physiology and biophysics. 

Ileen Devault, professor in the ILR School, said the pandemic has strengthened the hand of rail workers, following months of backups at ports, warehouses and railyards, amid understaffing and a shortage of trucks to move containers.   

Eswar Prasad, senior professor of trade policy, said the yuan will get a boost from countries looking to skirt the dollar, although the greenback’s dominance remains assured. 

"Any of the improvements that we see – whether it's insurance or poverty – are a reflection of political choices," said Jamila Michener, associate professor of government. 

Beth Buckles, associate clinical professor of biology, says the decision to list tricolored bats as endangered is long-overdue. “It takes a while to get things listed, I understand that,” Buckles says. “But bats are in a really bad way.” 

Ariel Ortiz-Bobea, associate professor of applied economics and public policy, is optimistic about the private and public sector investing in research and development and other mechanisms to improve productivity and conserve resources. 

Glenn Altschuler, professor of American studies, writes this opinion piece on the upcoming elections. 

“What ends up happening is inflation with the rest of the economy tends to catch up,” said David Just, professor of applied economics and policy. 

Dogs should always have access to shade and plenty of fresh water, according to Brian Collins, senior lecturer in the College of Veterinary Medicine. 

Robert Hockett, professor of law, discusses how another interest rate hike could impact the economy, and evaluates the importance of the strong labor market amid high inflation.

“Unions are successful when they are building on things that workers are concerned about,” said Alexander Colvin, dean of the Industrial and Labor Relations School.