Aid to the rescue

In a paper pub­lished in 2011 Markus Brückner, then of the Uni­ver­sity of Ade­laide, esti­mates the impact of aid on 47 coun­tries between 1960 and 2000. Donors tend to give […]

Market Basket: A tale of 2 executives

As Market Basket busi­ness nego­ti­a­tions go on behind closed doors, the drama of the ordeal is playing out on a very public stage. After what seemed like much silence, there came […]

Ebola and the fiction of quarantine

Amid heated debate, the Ebola virus came to the United States on Sat­urday, August 2, 2014, aboard a Gulf­stream jet char­tered by the Cen­ters for Dis­ease Con­trol and Pre­ven­tion. The […]

Is gratitude the new willpower?

Given the limits of willpower, some psy­chology pro­fes­sors at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity began thinking about alter­na­tives. Might expe­ri­encing cer­tain emo­tions help curb our desire for the short-​​​​term grat­i­fi­ca­tion that comes from […]