Public Policy

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Vaccine Passports, Governments, and Adult Movies

Immunity certification for adult movies developed in California during the late 1990s, after a serious outbreak of HIV among the performers. Robert Dingwall examines the model in light of calls for a coronavirus passport system for the vaccinated.

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Janet Yellen at University of Michigan

Janet Yellen: The Social Scientist in Charge at Treasury

Janet Yellen, appointed as the 78th secretary of the U.S. Department of the Treasury in January, has a long history of work in and alongside the social sciences above and beyond her role as an academic economist and policy maker

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Consumption and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Staying at home has completely changed our buying behaviors. Consumption during the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated our technological advancement and […]

4 months ago
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GameStop: A Story Without Heroes (or Villains)

In the battle between the army of renegade Reddit retail traders and Wall Street’s hedge funds over unloved stocks like the Texan computer games retail chain GameStop, there has been a serious case of mistaken accusations on both sides. They are both being wrongly accused of manipulating the markets, but they are not.

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Video: Reconsidering Congress: Where Do We Go from Here?

In this 30-minute video, C. Lawrence Evans, the Newton Family Professor of Government at Virginia’s William & Mary University, discusses the current complexion of the United States Congress during a particularly tumultuous time.

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