Three takes on New Hampshire primaries

The Republican establishment Glenn C. Altschuler, co-author of Rude Republic: Americans and Their Politics in the 19th Century, says campaign ads will reveal a lot about the Republican establishment. Bio: https://www.sce.cornell.edu/sce/altschuler/index.php Altschuler says: “It will be important to watch the ads. Will the ‘establishment’ candidates – Rubio, Kasich, Christie and Bush – go after Donald Trump with the hope of […]

Cornell professors comment on Democratic and Republican candidates in the Iowa Caucuses

Glenn C. Altschuler, Dean of the School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions and the Thomas and Dorothy Litwin Professor of American Studies at Cornell University. He is the co-author of Rude Republic: Americans and Their Politics in the 19th Century. He believes that Republican candidates play a dangerous game when they give Trump a […]

Cornell experts offer preview of International Monetary Fund and World Bank Meeting

Robert Hockett, professor of financial and monetary law at Cornell University Law School, says the long-lasting crisis in the Eurozone, as well as more recent signs of trouble in the Chinese and American economies should be high on the agenda. Bio: http://www.lawschool.cornell.edu/faculty/bio_robert_hockett.cfm   Hockett says:   “This week’s annual Autumn Meeting of the IMF and World Bank […]

Fast food worker struggles a symptom of national economic disease

In light of fast-food workers taking to the streets today over low wages, Robert C. Hockett, financial and economic law expert and professor of law at Cornell University, argues that the wage-cutting arms race harms everyone, and suggests making a living wage the minimum wage. Hockett says: “It is fitting that fast-food workers have begun strikes […]