AT&T-Time Warner deal made worse by repeal of net neutrality

AT&T and the U.S. Department of Justice are meeting in court today to finalize a schedule for the upcoming antitrust case that will determine whether the company’s planned merge with Time Warner would be anticompetitive. Aija Leiponen, professor at Cornell University’s Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, studies organization and management in the telecommunication […]

Transparency is key in proposed changes to tipping rules

This week, the U.S. Department of Labor proposed changes to the way workplaces can share tips among its workers. The proposal, which would allow sharing the tip pool with employees who do not traditionally receive tips – such as cooks or dish washers, is seen as a way to tackle wage disparities by de-regulating the […]

People with disabilities more likely to be arrested

ITHACA, N.Y. – People with disabilities face all sorts of discrimination every day. New Cornell University research suggests they may also face it while interacting with the police. People with disabilities in the study – including emotional, physical, cognitive or sensory disabilities – were nearly 44 percent more likely to be arrested by age 28, […]

Dreamers communities stand to lose in DACA bargain

As Congress nears a deadline next week to approve a new budget or budget extension, the fate of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program hangs in the balance. In September, the Trump administration discontinued the program, which has granted residence and work permits to about 690,000 undocumented immigrants who arrived in the United […]

Beijing mass evictions reveal regime’s moral vacuum

Authorities in Beijing have started an extensive 40-day campaign to inspect and demolish cheap housing in the city’s outskirts and forcibly evict residents, mostly migrant workers communities. The crackdown comes after a recent fire killed 19 people in an apartment building in Daxing district, a blue-collar area of Beijing inhabited for the most part by […]

Despite stalemate, Merkel’s twilight is still not in sight

  Germany is locked in a political stalemate after coalition talks failed and the liberal Free Democrats announced its withdrawal from the negotiations. If the impasse continues, Angela Merkel – who was voted in to form a government in September – may have to trigger snap elections. Mona Krewel, an assistant professor of government at […]

Tesla’s electric ‘Semi Truck’ signals future, but risks straining company resources

On Thursday Tesla will unveil an electric semi-truck, the company’s first and much anticipated freight industry vehicle.Arthur Wheaton, an automotive expert and senior extension associate with Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations says that while the shift to electric trucks makes sense in the long term, Tesla may be straining its resources. Bio: […]

Political reform unlikely in post-Mugabe Zimbabwe

This week, Robert Mugabe, who ruled Zimbabwe for almost four decades, was ousted by military leaders who seized control of state institutions and detained Mugabe and his wife. Analysts believe former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa – whose firing earlier this month may have fueled the coup – will be installed as Zimbabwe’s president until new […]

In discussing 5G technology, regulators eye privacy concerns

This week, the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce will hold a hearing on 5G wireless technology and its potential for the U.S. economy. Aija Leiponen, professor at Cornell University’s Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management studies the telecommunication industry and has written extensively about the management and governance of big data. Leiponen […]

Despite red carpet, Trump agenda in Asia largely ignored

  As President Trump nears the end of his first trip to Asia, foreign policy experts are gauging the possible effect the 12-day long diplomatic tour will have on U.S. economic and political relations in the region. Annelise Riles, professor of far east legal studies and anthropology at Cornell University and the founder and director […]