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17Mar, 2020

Banks Nearly Took Down the Economy in 2008. Now the Industry Hopes to Redeem Itself.

Sarah Bloom Raskin, News

CNBC| March 17, 2020By Hugh Son Investors glued to their screens as stocks tumble day after day. Central banks around the world injecting trillions of dollars into the financial system. Talk of bailing out entire industries. For people who have been around long enough, the upheaval in markets being caused by the global covid-19 pandemic reminds them of nothing more than the 2008 financial […]

17Mar, 2020

Fed Revives 2008-Era Program to Unfreeze $1 Trillion Borrowing Market

Sarah Bloom Raskin, News

CNN Business| March 17, 2020By Matt Egan The Federal Reserve invoked emergency powers Tuesday to launch a new program that will seek to unfreeze a $1 trillion market that keeps the American economy moving. The US central bank’s moves are aimed at stabilizing the commercial paper market, where during normal times businesses can easily get short-term loans to pay […]

14Mar, 2020

Medicine is Math. Social Distancing Is Love.

Eric Perakslis, News

Duke Forge | March 14, 2020By  Eric D. Perakslis, PhD As I prepared for my Def Con talk on medical misinformation, I spent a great deal of time thinking about numbers, and probabilities in particular. I studied statistics on vaccination, contagion, community spread, and many other forms of numbers that seem to be the focus of endless debate […]

13Mar, 2020

EHR Interoperability is Being Tested During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Eric Perakslis, News

EHR Intelligence | March 13, 2020By  Christopher Jason The lack of consistent and reliable interoperability with EHRs has been exposed when natural disasters have struck in the past. Now with COVID-19 circulating around the world and the country at an alarming rate, will EHRs be able to perform effectively? Eric Perakslis, PhD, Rubenstein fellow at Duke […]

12Mar, 2020

In Senate Hearing, Economic Experts Warn Climate Crisis Could Spur Financial Crash Like 2008

Sarah Bloom Raskin, News

DESMOG | March 12, 2020By Dana Drugmand Could the climate crisis precipitate a financial crash akin to or even greater than the one in 2008? With markets currently in turmoil due to the coronavirus pandemic, experts testified Thursday that there is high risk for an even larger economic crisis absent urgent climate policy. A panel of […]

12Mar, 2020

Former National Intelligence Leader Says Shifting Cyber World Needs New Approaches – UAH News

Susan Gordon, News

UAH News | March 12, 2020By  Michael Mercier The world has evolved from power projected by nation-states to power projected in cyberspace, and low barriers to digital entry require national intelligence and national security communities to embrace uncertainty in decision-making. That’s what Susan M. Gordon, formerly the country’s number two ranking intelligence official as principal deputy […]

10Mar, 2020

Sarah Bloom Raskin Leads New Blog: Bounceback

Sarah Bloom Raskin, News

Sarah Bloom Raskin, Rubenstein Fellow and former Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Treasury and a member of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, has launched Bounceback: Building a Resilient American Economy – a new blog hosted by Duke Law’s Global Financial Markets Center. What happens after we experience a great fall? Will our descent be met […]

10Mar, 2020

Facebook Has a Prescription: More Pharmaceutical Ads

Eric Perakslis, News

Washington Post | March 4, 2020By  Nitasha Tiku Jordan Lemasters keeps seeing ads in his Facebook app for an attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder drug called Vyvanse. When the Chicago-based audio branding consultant recently clicked on the ad’s drop-down menu and selected “Why Am I Seeing This Ad,” a pop-up said it was because of his age range, […]

2Mar, 2020

Telehealth Can Help Fight the Novel Coronavirus, but U.S. Challenges Could Limit its Potential

Eric Perakslis, News

STAT | February 28, 2020By Erin Brodwin As the world braces for the spread of disease caused by the new coronavirus, public health officials are calling on clinicians and health systems to embrace a set of tools that are technically already within reach: smartphones. This week, officials from both the Centers for Disease Control and the World […]

26Feb, 2020

Judgment Calls: A Conversation with Hon. Dikgang Moseneke

Justice Dikgang Moseneke, News

David F. Levi, director of the Bolch Judicial Institute, joins Hon. Dikgang Moseneke for a discussion of Moseneke’s recent memoir “My Own Liberator.” Recording available on YouTube.