A Vicious Cycle: Corruption Leads To More Corruption
A legacy of corruption leads the citizenry more toward resignation and connivance than to activism, a new study looking at Mexico reports.
In Class-Action Lawsuits, You’re Only Suing Yourself
Feeling let down by that financial firm you invested in? New research suggests class-action lawsuits should go after the people responsible for your loss, not the company.
Continental’s Charitable Donations May Be In Departure Lounge
Continental and United’s proposed merger entails a relocation of Continental’s headquarters to Chicago. Houstonians (rightfully) fear that this means a relocation of charitable contributions, too.
Music Festivals Show How to Green a Large Outdoor Event
Music festivals, like the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, provide a model for reducing the carbon footprint of large events.
Specialist Visits Determined By Health In Canada, Wealth In U.S.
Research shows that in Canada, health determines who sees a specialist, but in the U.S., income does.
Smoking Cessation Among Poor May Boost Economic Development
Researchers find that poor smokers' children are the victims of the habit: Their nutrition takes a hit when their parents divert precious resources to pay for tobacco.
New Therapy Makes An Old Immune System Young Again.
Researchers have found a protein that may be the immune system's fountain of youth.
Strict Policy Prevents Use of Alcohol, Not Marijuana
A cross-national comparison of alcohol and marijuana use among adolescents indicates that stricter laws may prevent high school kids from drinking, but not from smoking pot.
Information Inspires Healthier Food Choices For Children
Research shows that nutritional information about fast food inspires parents to make healthier choices for their kids.
Government Rebates - The Uneasy Case For Subsidizing Energy Efficiency
Rebates for energy-efficient appliances don't stand up to the economic analysis that, until now, no one bothered to do.
The Imperfection of Income-Based Student Loan Repayment
If you commit to a public service salary for 10 years, the government will forgive your student loans.
People Watch The News To Affirm, Not Inform, Their Opinions
A new study finds that people watch the news more for affirmation than for information.
Corporate HQs Mean More Charity For Nearby Nonprofits
New research shows that when corporations relocate their headquarters to new cities, they bring with them millions of dollars in charitable contributions.
Expert Says Bombing-Attempt Response ‘Exactly Wrong’
Privacy and security expert Fred H. Cate believes we can make it safer to fly without a new airport security system — but we do need to improve the one we have.