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Article ID: 716764

Unraveling complicated issues of inequality in workplaces, communities

Washington University in St. Louis

African American health care workers are there for a reason.A new book by a Washington University in St. Louis social scientist shows how hospitals, clinics and other institutions participate in “racial outsourcing,” relying heavily on black doctors, nurses, technicians and physician assistants to do “equity work” — extra labor that makes organizations and their services more accessible to communities of color.

Released:
1-Aug-2019 5:00 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Newswise: Marketing Causes Inequality, New Book Suggests

Article ID: 699872

Marketing Causes Inequality, New Book Suggests

Washington University in St. Louis

The dramatic rise of income inequality since 1970 has largely been caused by advances in marketing, says a law professor at Washington University in St. Louis.“Marketers have become better at creating and exploiting market distortions in legal ways,” said Gerrit De Geest, the Charles F. Nagel Professor of International and Comparative Law in the School of Law.

Released:
31-Aug-2018 12:05 PM EDT

Law and Public Policy

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Article ID: 692562

Brass Tax: Cutting Through the Politics of Tax Reform

Washington University in St. Louis

As Americans complete the slow march to filing their last under a fading tax system, it's time to cut through the politicking and positioning and assess the new Tax Plan.

Released:
10-Apr-2018 4:30 PM EDT
Newswise: (Daylight Saving) Time is not on your side

Article ID: 690905

(Daylight Saving) Time is not on your side

Washington University in St. Louis

The century-old convention of daylight saving time takes effect this weekend but can be hard for our bodies to handle. Circadian rhythm expert Erik Herzog, of Washington University, offers some tips to help us adjust.

Released:
9-Mar-2018 3:00 PM EST
Newswise: Billy Graham Leaves Controversial Legacy for the #Metoo Generation

Article ID: 689940

Billy Graham Leaves Controversial Legacy for the #Metoo Generation

Washington University in St. Louis

In his long career, the evangelical preacher Billy Graham — who died Feb. 21 at age 99 — offered one piece of advice that may be especially relevant to men in the current age of #MeToo sexual harassment scandals — never dine, drink or spend time alone with women other than your wife.Known as the “Billy Graham Rule,” the advice was in line with cultural and sexual norms of the 1950s and later decades, when many of Graham’s contemporary evangelical preachers fell from grace after widely publicized extramarital affairs, said R.

Released:
21-Feb-2018 4:05 PM EST

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Article ID: 679161

WashU Expert: Ethical Considerations of Legalizing Physician-Assisted Death for Dementia

Washington University in St. Louis

As Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia continue to become more prevalent, it may not be long before there is a push for legalizing physician-assisted death (PAD) in dementia cases in the United States.American officials must thoroughly consider the moral and social consequences of such an action, says an expert on medical ethics at Washington University in St.

Released:
7-Aug-2017 3:05 PM EDT

Law and Public Policy

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Article ID: 677702

New Book Provides Strategies for Smart Decarceration of America’s Prisons

Washington University in St. Louis

With an era of decarceration of America’s penal system quickly approaching, a Washington University in St. Louis expert and co-editor of a new book offers concrete strategies for ushering in a metamorphosis of the criminal justice system.“The United States out-incarcerates every other developed nation in the world by a rate of several hundred per 100,000 people,” said Carrie Pettus-Davis, assistant professor at the Brown School at Washington University in St.

Released:
11-Jul-2017 2:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Newswise: Puerto Rico’s Bankruptcy and the Municipal Bond Market

Article ID: 674142

Puerto Rico’s Bankruptcy and the Municipal Bond Market

Washington University in St. Louis

Puerto Rico filed for bankruptcy protection May 3, the largest-ever American municipal debt restructuring in history. As the U.S. territory seeks forgiveness in $73 billion to assorted creditors, an expert at Washington University in St. Louis says the situation should serve as a dire wake-up call to the municipal bond market.

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4-May-2017 11:05 AM EDT

Law and Public Policy

Newswise: What Is Your Future Risk of Poverty?

Article ID: 673353

What Is Your Future Risk of Poverty?

Washington University in St. Louis

A newly-redesigned poverty risk calculator, developed by Mark Rank, a renowned expert on economic hardship at Washington University in St. Louis, can for the first time determine an American’s expected risk of poverty based on their race, education level, gender, marital status and age.

Released:
20-Apr-2017 1:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 669412

A Theoretical Physicist Reassures the Lovelorn

Washington University in St. Louis

Here, in celebration of Valentine's Day, we present another of the paradoxes, sometimes called the Picky Suitor problem: Can you guess the odds that you will find your one and only among the 9 billion people on the planet?

Released:
13-Feb-2017 3:05 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences


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