Sociologist Michael Kennedy comments on bowling becoming a pro-immigrant sport in Rhode Island saying the state, "has the conditions to 'become a genuinely exemplary place for how to meet the challenges of our time.'"
Eric Patashnik in Health Affairs, "Medical societies have a responsibility to educate doctors not only about the financial costs of unnecessary treatments but also about how their own practice styles can lower the quality of care patients receive."
Senior Fellow Timothy Edgar and sociology professor Michael Kennedy joined WPRI's Dan Yorke State of Mind to discuss the indictments of President Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and former business associate Rick Gates.
Economist Emily Oster comments on the rule to not drink while pregnant, saying "...doctors who have expressed the view that whatever the literature says, since we know that drinking a lot of alcohol is bad, we should tell people not to drink at all. They worry that people will overdo it."
October 30, 2017Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Senior Fellow Deborah Gordon on reducing climate impacts with oil innovation, "Reducing the climate impacts of the most emissions-intensive oils is possible with technologies that already exist. Even greater reductions are possible with innovations undergoing development."
Senior Fellow Stephen Kinzer in The Boston Globe, "This war gives members of Congress the chance to make a decisive choice. The vote on this resolution will be the political equivalent of the 2002 Senate vote authorizing war in Iraq. That vote reshaped history."
Rob Grace’s new article, “The Humanitarian as Negotiator: Developing Capacity Across the Sector” explores the complexity of cultivating negotiation capacity through the experiences of humanitarian practitioners in the field.
A book review of "Unhealthy Politics: The Battle over Evidence-Based Medicine" that draws on public opinion surveys, physician surveys, case studies, and political science models to explain how political incentives, polarization, and the misuse of professional authority have undermined efforts to tackle the medical evidence problem and curb wasteful spending.
Public Policy Fellow Marc Dunkelman and sociology professor Michael Kennedy are mentioned in an article about a panel they participated in at the inaugural Greater Good Gathering, a conference "aimed to look 'deeply and cross-disciplinarily at how the means for addressing and promoting the Greater Good may be changing in today's world.'"
Watson Institute's Costs of War Project is cited in a blog post from the Niskanen Center, "...the Costs of War project at Brown University’s Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs estimated last year that the total cost of the wars was $4.79 trillion."