People power

State-level policy in the U.S. is responsive to public opinion, study shows.  [caption id="attachment_15211" align="alignnone" width="639"] A new study co-authored by an MIT political scientist shows that state policies in the U.S. from 1936 through…

Madison startup completing 100 solar setups in rural…

[caption id="attachment_15109" align="alignnone" width="656"] This school for orphans in Mboka Paul now has a solar lighting system, donated by NovoMoto LLC. In blue shirts are founder Aaron Olson (center-left) and his brother, Alex Olson. PHOTO…

How often do medical problems lead to bankruptcy?

Poor health is a less common cause of bankruptcy than commonly thought, but it brings other economic woes. [caption id="attachment_14831" align="alignnone" width="642"] A team of researchers led by an MIT economist has found that medical…

Innovation as the key to hotels’ survival

Study advises small and medium hotels in Mauritius to embrace new technologies and cultivate new clienteles. [caption id="attachment_14394" align="alignnone" width="878"] Hotels form a vital sector of the economy in Mauritius, an African island nation in…