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Collection No. 2

What's at Stake?

It’s in the nature of political campaigns to reduce complex issues to simple declarations—good or bad, for or against. We spoke with a number of Yale faculty to get the big picture on trade, jobs, healthcare, and other economic issues that have come up in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

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  • Do We Benefit from Trade?

    Yale SOM economist Peter Schott on what the research shows about the effects of trade and how smart policy decisions can ease the impact on workers.

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  • Is Government the Key to Prosperity?

    Yale’s Jacob Hacker argues that society needs both healthy markets and effective government.

  • What’s Behind a Rise in Ethnic Nationalism? Maybe the Economy

    Yale’s Robert J. Shiller considers how slow wage growth and economic inequality may provide the fuel for the rise in ethnic nationalism across many countries.

  • Is Obamacare in Trouble?

    Three major insurers have pulled out of the Affordable Care Act's healthcare exchanges, prompting concerns about the exchanges’ long-term sustainability. Yale’s Fiona Scott Morton and Howard Forman discuss the state of Obamacare and what it needs to thrive.

    Is Obamacare in Trouble?
  • What’s the Real Jobs Picture?

    Yale SOM’s Lisa Kahn on the revolutionary shift in labor markets as automation and offshoring reshape work as we’ve known it.

    What’s the Real Jobs Picture?