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On left, a photo of Amy Finkelstein, arms crossed, with wooden door in background. On right, the red cover says, “Risky Business: Why Insurance Markets Fail and What to do About it,” by authors Liran Einav, Amy Finkelstein, and Ray Fisman.

Unnatural selection

In a new book, “Risky Business,” Amy Finkelstein examines the core issue of the insurance industry: Who gets to be a customer?

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Should we tax robots?

Study suggests a robot levy — but only a modest one — could help combat the effects of automation on income inequality in the U.S.

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An open bottle of pills is placed sideways as some pills spill out on a table.

Physician, heal thyself?

Research shows doctors and their families are less likely to follow guidelines about medicine. Why do the medically well-informed comply less often?

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