Policy

Strengths and weaknesses of the Green New Deal

The sweeping plan to overhaul transportation, energy and other sectors failed a recent U.S. Senate vote, but remains a political lightning rod. Stanford experts discuss the science behind the politics.

Benefits of informal health expertise

A new Stanford study tackles the issue of health inequality and examines the benefits of having access to informal health expertise by having a medical professional in the family.

What role should genetics research play in education?

Benjamin Domingue and Sam Trejo of Stanford’s Graduate School of Education warn that as genetics research expands into education, it mustn't undermine the massive role environments play in a child’s development and learning outcomes.

What U.S. suspension of nuclear arms treaty means

U.S. suspension of the INF Treaty allows Russia to develop and deploy missiles that can travel between 3,000–5,500 kilometers, according to a scholar with diplomatic experience. While the U.S. is also developing intermediate-range missiles, where it could deploy them is unclear.

Outlining U.S. diplomatic vision in North Korea

Stephen Biegun, the U.S. Special Representative for North Korea, spoke at Stanford University Thursday on opportunities and challenges toward the final, fully verified denuclearization of North Korea.

Lab explores universal basic income

Stanford philosopher Juliana Bidadanure is leading an initiative focused on fostering discussions about universal basic income and analyzing previous and ongoing unconditional cash experiments across the world.

The problems with philanthropy

Stanford scholar Rob Reich looks at the laws and policies that structure charitable giving in America today. He finds that these policies favor the interests of wealthy individuals rather than those in need.

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How Medicare can save $4.6 billion a year

Stanford economist Liran Einav used to think of health care — and all the money that goes into it — in the simplest of terms: visit a doctor or hospital, get treated, go home. But that was before he learned about a little-studied segment of the U.S. health market, called "post-acute" care.