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A Halloween gathering in Los Angeles for children who live on the street, in shelters or in cars. Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

How racism has shaped welfare policy in America since 1935

On the 20th anniversary of Bill Clinton's promise to "end welfare as we know it," a social work scholar asks why child poverty is still such a problem in the U.S. and what race has to do with it.
The surprise Republican candidate in 1940: Wendell Willkie. Library of Congress

The last time an outsider like Trump crashed the GOP? 1940

He was a former Democrat, a business tycoon and a media star. The story of Wendell Willkie, the Republicans' surprise candidate in the 1940 election and how he disrupted the GOP.
The battle over regulation of capital markets seemed over by 1937: but by the global financial crisis in 2008, separation of the corporation and the capital market was no longer assured.

Reinventing the rationale for market intervention

Welcome to part two of Back to the Future. Through the Securities and Exchange Commission, James M. Landis helped legitimise the authority of the state to intervene in capital markets, despite a judiciary…

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