"Discourse: Ford School faculty in the news," from the fall 2017 issue of State & Hill
"With a series of regulatory changes, the Trump administration is taking us in the wrong direction, making student loans riskier, more expensive, and more burdensome for borrowers."
"Family members of U.S. citizens and permanent residents are relatively easily able to move to the U.S. to escape a [natural] disaster's consequences. Others without such connections are not so lucky, and must find other means of coping with the aftermath."
"It is becoming increasingly clear that the influence of dark money on our politics is undermining the trust americans have in our government and hindering our ability to create public policy that puts the needs of the people first."
"The greatest deliberative body is descending into a system where the majority's policy ends justify any undemocratic means. The minority might as well take a seat in the gallery."
"Are [non-profit and university patent holders] really operating in the public interest when...potentially life-saving inventions are priced so high that access is limited? The public partially underwrites nonprofit discoveries via tax breaks and isn't seeing a lot of benefit in return."
Shobita Parthasarathy on making sure we all benefit when nonprofits patent technologies like CRISPR. The Conversation, July 19, 2017.
"Most inquiries yielded a timely and polite response [from local government officials]. But emails [from those] with black-sounding names were 13 percent more likely to go unanswered than [emails from] those with white-sounding names."
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