Sociologist Aliza Luft writes about the powerful economic forces people can use to alleviate violent oppression.
James Gelvin offers five predictions of ways things are likely to get worse for peace in the region.
Economics professor Adriana Lleras-Muney writes about how a welfare experiment from 100 years ago offers a dramatic lesson in what really helps poor children.
Zev Yaroslavsky writes that the large studio complex at the corner of Fairfax and Beverly should be designated a historic site to preserve part of the L.A. history.
Ending the program would have profound implications for the U.S. health care system and the education of the next generation of health care leaders.
James Gelvin writes that based on recent developments, Saudi Arabian officials assume that they can no longer depend on their traditional security safeguards of oil and U.S. might.
Law professor Adam Winkler notes that we can’t eliminate shootings so the proper question is what can be done to lower the number of incidents and reduce the harm from each one.
Ivo Welch notes that the energy consumption to fuel the digital currency is equivalent to the consumption of just fewer than 2 million average U.S. households.
Political scientist Margaret Peters says historically trade barriers meant more open immigration policies, while free trade meant more immigration restrictions.
In this Q&A, he explains how ending DACA would harm economic growth, the role immigrants play in the economy and what should happen next.
Dr. Jonathan Fielding summarizes a host of recent findings showing how a healthful diet, regular physical activity and proper amounts of sleep affect cognitive health.
James Gelvin suggests volunteers are drawn to a value system that asserts aggressive machismo, disparages work, and sustains the impulse for immediate gratification.
Economist Jerry Nickelsburg advocates long-term planning that accounts for transportation and housing policy, as well as for creating incentives for more mass transit use.
John Villasenor on why the Australian government’s recent push to force technology companies to break into end-to-end encryption is futile.
On International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, Ulia Gosart takes stock of how far indigenous people have come on the world stage and how far they have to go.
Ethan Elkind writes that not only have parking policies failed to improve mobility, they’ve made housing less affordable and hurt the environment.
Three urban planning professors note that L.A. has more land, and land value, than development, so a small land tax could raise more money for affordable housing.
UCLA political science professor Lynn Vavreck on why gut reactions and preconceived ideas may outweigh objective facts in the post-truth era.
Law professor Adam Winkler notes that justices appointed by Republicans and Democrats have tended to side with business interests in cases before the court.
Economist Jerry Nickelsburg on how the Nordic nation overcame a deep financial crisis through improved regulation, higher bank equity requirements, and strict financial stress tests.
UCLA Daniel J.B. Mitchell Daniel J.B. Mitchell is professor emeritus in UCLA Anderson School of Management and the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs.
Professor Christopher Tang proposes a system in which the passenger who submits the lowest bid will be compensated for giving up their seat and assistance making new travel plans.
Finance professor Bhagwan Chowdhry says protectionist barriers won’t stop robots from taking U.S. jobs.
Jeffrey Simon writes that the threat can never be completely eliminated but that there are ways law enforcement authorities can use technology to help mitigate it.
Miriam Posner writes about how get-girls-to-code initiatives that aim to fix tech’s gender imbalance may unintentionally help reinforce it.