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May 04, 2016

Making Headlines

The Wall Street Journal“Anyone upset about wasted government spending should take a look at for-profit scientific publishing, a $25 billion industry that double-dips into taxpayers’ pockets.”
—Richard Aslin, the William R. Kenan Professor in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, writes in an op-ed piece for The  Street Journal about the academic journal publishing industry.

Bloomberg View“Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders have proposed policies that run counter to literally centuries of economic thought. In the current environment of extremely low interest rates and low inflation, however, they might make more sense than most economists recognize.”
—Narayana Kocherlakota, the Lionel W. McKenzie Professor of Economics, in a column for Bloomberg View.

The Washington Post“We don’t treat every stroke patient the same way. We figure out: Do they have a language problem? Do they have trouble with their eyes? Trouble with their gait?”
—Jeffrey Bazarian, professor of emergency medicine, in a Washington Post article about new strategies for treating concussions.

Wired“Those multiple reflections keep rattling around in there like a ping pong ball.”
—Wayne Knox, professor of optics, told Wired, in an article on driver’s complaints that the glass on the windshield of Tesla’s Model X causes double vision at night.

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