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Charities following widely accepted norms for nonprofit financial management generally perform worse than those embracing other approaches. That’s the main – and perhaps surprising – finding of a new study that I conducted with Thad Calabrese, a fellow nonprofit...
A confluence of many factors – from Russia’s war to drought to local corruption and lack of productivity – has inflated prices.
The big idea Social Security benefits make it easier for older Americans to afford the food they need to live a healthy, active life, according to our recently published research. Although this finding may seem obvious, to our knowledge this is...
As prices rise, everywhere, for pretty much everything, the prospect of the human suffering this will cause is deeply worrying. There are predictions that the number of people in the world experiencing acute hunger – currently 276 million –...
Calls to regulate the booming “buy now, pay later” (BNPL) industry have not deterred big brands like Apple and Amazon from the idea of offering consumers an interest-free, no-fee way to spread payments for purchases. Apple cited “users’ financial...
Over two thirds – 69% – of low-income private renters in England will be unable to eat and heat their homes at least one day per week because of rising living costs, the UK charity Crisis recently warned. The poorest...
Industry and federal efforts to alleviate a baby formula shortage in the U.S. are ramping up, with the import of foreign brands supplementing increased domestic production. It follows a crisis in which mothers, fathers and caregivers across the U.S. have...
In the closing years of Elizabeth I’s reign, England saw the emergence of arguably the world’s first effective welfare state. Laws were established which successfully protected people from rises in food prices. More than 400 years later, in the closing...
In mid-May, Christie’s auction house in New York sold a raptor skeleton (Deinonychus) for US$12.4 million. This represents a failure to protect and share our natural history with everyone. We are paleontologists and represent the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, a...
Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine has brought fossil fuels and geopolitics to the forefront of public discussion. In an effort to evade economic sanctions, Russia has weaponized its energy exports. In March, President Vladimir Putin said he expects “unfriendly” countries...

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