Uber shuns civil society with bumbled response to strike

The ride-sharing service Uber has been at the center of much criticism after the company decided to break a taxi union’s strike against Trump’s immigration orders on Saturday, a move that is provoking continuing protests this week. Dania Rajendra, extension faculty at Cornell University’s Worker Institute, says Uber’s transparent attempt to profit from a demonstration […]

Want to help American business? Open America’s borders

Wesley Sine, professor of management and organizations at Cornell University, studies the emergence of new economic sectors and entrepreneurship. He says that if the Trump administration is seriously committed to small business creation, they should help immigrants – not antagonize them. Bio: https://www.johnson.cornell.edu/Faculty-And-Research/Profile?id=wds4   Sine says: “It’s too bad that the administration is not paying […]

Trump’s immigration policy profits few, hurts most

Maria Figueroa is chair of Cornell University’s Precarious Work Initiative, a research group that studies issues affecting low wage and contingent workers. She says Trump’s executive orders on immigration and border security are appalling, counterproductive and divisive. Bio: https://www.ilr.cornell.edu/people/maria-figueroa   Figueroa says:   “The idea of building a wall to separate the United States from Mexico is […]

Stocks move in predictable ways after White House change

ITHACA, N.Y. – With President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration approaching, the stock market has been more volatile because investors are trying to predict which industries will do well under a Trump administration – and which will tank. According to a new Cornell University study, there is a way to capitalize on this fluctuation because stock returns […]

Despite his past, Carson may become America’s ‘dismantler-in-chief’

Noliwe Rooks, associate professor in the Department of Africana Studies studies race-based inequality, economics and education. Rooks comments on President-elect Trump’s pick for secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Biography: http://africana.cornell.edu/noliwe-rooks   Rooks says: “Ben Carson grew up in public housing, arguably his only qualification for his new cabinet post. Should he decide […]

Trump immigration plan throwback to ‘Operation Wetback’

Louis Hyman, professor of history and labor at Cornell University, and Natasha Iskander, professor of public policy at New York University say that President Eisenhower’s Operation Wetback, which deported an estimated 1.1 million undocumented migrants in 1954 and was endorsed by president-elect Trump during his campaign, had terrible social and economic consequences, and cautions against […]

Buying experiences makes you more grateful, generous

Media note: Please find a copy of Jesse Walker, Amit Kumar, and Thomas Gilovich’s paper “Cultivating Gratitude and Giving Through Experiential Consumption” here. ITHACA, N.Y. – On Thanksgiving, many of us take a moment to reflect on what we’re grateful for — and we get notable rewards for doing so. Feeling gratitude leads to important […]

Cornell professors comment on Trump’s presidency

  Working-class Trump supporters need better jobs, unions’ help Ileen Devault, professor of labor History at Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations who studies the history of the working class in America and author of “Sons and Daughters of Labor,” explains why a key to unifying the nation must involve elevating workers into a […]

AT&T-Time Warner merger unlikely to increase profits, productivity

Aija Leiponen, professor at Cornell University’s Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management who studies the telecommunication industry with a focus on transfer of knowledge, innovation and collaboration between digital firms, says while there is much discussion of the antitrust implications of a potential deal between AT&T and Time Warner, more people should remember the […]

Don’t get your hopes up on GDP growth in third quarter

Cornell University economist Steven C. Kyle, is an expert in macroeconomics and government policy, he says forecasts that predict 2.5 percent GDP growth for the third quarter are overestimating the strength of the U.S. economy. Kyle will be available to comment on the U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Economic Analysis preliminary estimation of the country’s […]