Benefits From Infrastructure Deals Not Felt; Controversial Agreements in Ghana and Congo Under Close Scrutiny

October 14, 2021 Duke University 0

People fetch water outside a copper and cobalt mine run by Sicomines in Kolwezi, Democratic Republic of Congo, May 30, 2015. Reuters-Yonhap Chinese infrastructure-for-minerals deals across Africa are coming under growing scrutiny amid concerns that the promised benefits have failed to materialize.In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, President Felix Read More


Consumers Are Getting Used to Higher Inflation

October 14, 2021 Duke University 0

Consumers are feeling inflation everywhere from groceries to rent to gas prices. Above, customers shop for fresh fish in San Francisco in 2021. Justin Sullivan via Getty Images Another day in this pandemic-wracked economy, another installment of “inflation through the roof.” The latest reading on consumer prices came out today Read More


Nonpartisan Redistricting? Reform Efforts Meet Reality

October 13, 2021 Duke University 0

In the 10 years since the nation’s congressional and state legislative maps were last redrawn, a record-breaking number of states passed ballot measures intended to make the process more bipartisan and transparent. But with map-drawing now underway, the rubber of those reforms is meeting a very bumpy road.  Why We Read More


From Steven Pinker, a paean to the rational mind

October 13, 2021 Harvard University 0

Harvard psychologist appeals to our rational faculties in new book By Colleen Walsh Harvard Staff Writer DateOctober 13, 2021October 13, 2021 At a time when belief in science appears to be waning, conspiracy theories seem to be on the rise, and many Americans cannot agree on basic facts, Steven Pinker Read More