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Apr 10 2020 | Sarah Berger Gonzalez
Today, there are about a dozen basic income-related experiments taking place throughout the world, with a few more proposed to commence within the year. Basic income experiments are testing the various features of a basic income policy including the regular disbursement of unconditional cash to...
Mar 20 2020 | Diana Aguilera
Stanford freshman Yvonne Hong spent nearly two years working with hundreds of refugees fleeing Syria, Afghanistan, and South Sudan. Refugees often had medical problems, including physical injuries and psychological trauma. Despite injuries, individuals would delay or not seek out treatment because...
Mar 10 2020 | Nancy Chang, Maya Burke
A lot of discourse at Stanford revolves around food security, which has to do with producing and distributing food. But there are fundamental questions that are often left out of the picture, such as, “Who controls agricultural resources such as land, water, and seeds? Who gets to decide what is...
Feb 25 2020 | Nicole Feldman
It’s not often that a graph stuns 200 people speechless, but the numbers in Anne Case’s slideshow are staggering. Across age groups, in cities and rural areas, line after line shoots steeply upward making Case’s point impossible to ignore. Life expectancy has fallen for Americans, particularly for...
Feb 21 2020 | Zack Boyd
“It almost drove me crazy, trying to write about 12 things at once.” This is how Sarah Broom has described the process of creating her debut nonfiction book, “The Yellow House.” Speaking to a crowd of 300 in Cubberley Auditorium last Wednesday night at a reading and Q&A, Broom explored the...

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