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Countering violent extremism with data and dedication

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Counterterrorism expert Humera Khan harnesses diverse perspectives to anticipate and prevent violent extremism via her think tank, Muflehun.

Mar 10, 2021
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Ideas Made to Matter Coronavirus

Study: Emphasizing vaccine acceptance could boost immunization rates

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Public messaging emphasizing that others are getting a COVID-19 vaccine is one effective way to overcome vaccine hesitancy, according to a new study.

Mar 8, 2021
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New narratives and policy for diverse entrepreneurship

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To close the opportunity gap in entrepreneurship, policymakers must be honest about who succeeds and why.

Feb 23, 2021
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Energy justice is a rising priority for policymakers

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Communities of color bear the brunt of energy-related social, economic, and health burdens. Shalanda Baker explains how energy justice can help.

Jan 27, 2021
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Ideas Made to Matter Economy

New data on small business spending during COVID-19

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Small business owners voluntarily cut personal consumption by 40% early in the pandemic. A coordinated national response could have helped.

Jan 25, 2021
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Ideas Made to Matter Recession

Softening the blow of COVID-19 bankruptcies

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New research suggests accommodations by banks and the courts can help at least some small businesses survive bankruptcy.

Dec 15, 2020
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Ideas Made to Matter Labor

Microsoft’s Satya Nadella preps for work of the future

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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella talks about artificial intelligence, how technology can democratize expertise, and the perils of remote work in an attention economy.

Nov 24, 2020
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The unequal costs of Black homeownership

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A significant variation in mortgage rates makes it hard for Black homebuyers to build housing wealth. A change in risk assessment could help.

Nov 12, 2020
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Ideas Made to Matter Economy

Top bank regulator: ‘The economy needs to reopen’

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U.S. acting Comptroller of the Currency Brian Brooks predicted a V-shaped recovery but said a second stimulus may still be needed.

Oct 29, 2020
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This former federal housing chief wants us to rethink risk

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Ed Golding advocated for fair housing at the Federal Housing Authority and Freddie Mac. His legacy: Decades of housing finance reform.

Oct 14, 2020
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