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Must Government Remain a Backstop for Fannie and Freddie?

When the housing market cratered, it exposed the weaknesses of the two government-sponsored entities that underpin the U.S. mortgage market. Is it time to accept that government backing will always be needed?.

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Less Logic, More Health: How Behavioral Economics Can Improve Incentives 

Most U.S. employers have incentive programs designed to nudge workers toward better health. But according to Wharton’s David Asch, those programs don’t adequately deal with the human element.

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How Courage and Care Transformed a High School

Strawberry Mansion was considered one of America’s most dangerous high schools until determined and compassionate leadership turned it around.

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Are Antitrust Officials Using a Flawed Framework to Find Cartels?

Wharton research shows that the framework used by antitrust authorities to find cartels is biased — but the extent of the skewing is not as big as once thought.

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Living on $2 a Day: How Microfinance Breaks the Cycle of Poverty

Opportunity International, a microfinance group, likes to go where others don’t to start banks when “nobody in their right mind was thinking you could,” says David Simms, former head of the U.S. unit.