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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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In background, aerial photo shows top of MIT Great Dome. 4 circles show a conga line at an MIT party, Reif and other community members during Raimondo’s visit, a Wakanda still showing 2 actors, Kornbluth posing with 2 community members.

MIT community in 2022: A year in review

Top Institute stories dealt with a presidential transition; Climate Grand Challenges; an action plan for belonging, achievement, and composition; the MIT Morningside Academy for Design; “Wakanda Forever” at MIT; and more.

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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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