Why we love to gossip

Humans have a pow­erful drive to know about other people’s lives. It’s the fas­ci­na­tion — often sea­soned lib­er­ally with schaden­freude — behind a welter of mag­a­zines and tele­vi­sion pro­grams that […]

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Don’t bet on it: Sports gambling in America

NBA Com­mis­sioner Adam Silver’s op-​​​​ed in the New York Times calls upon Con­gress to change the nation’s laws to adopt a fed­eral frame­work that allows states to autho­rize bet­ting on […]

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The Rice arbitration and the NFL

Arbi­tra­tion is the greatest inven­tion of the Amer­ican labor move­ment. Vir­tu­ally every col­lec­tive bar­gaining agree­ment in all indus­tries con­tains a pro­vi­sion for the appoint­ment of an arbi­trator to hear unresolved […]

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Rocks for jocks’ at UNC

Freshmen in Arts & Sci­ences at Cor­nell in the 1960s were required to take a sci­ence course. I took chem­istry, but should have taken geology. Chem­istry was way too challenging […]

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