In a timely Voice of America piece on the significance of Columbus Day, Joseph Genetin-Pilawa, faculty member in the Department of History, describes the negative legacy of exploration on America's native population.
In MIT Technology Review, Tyler Cowen, faculty member in the Department of Economics and general director of the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, describes how advancements in technology to monitor worker productivity can lead to wage inequality and higher productivity, but also lower employee morale and generally threaten employee privacy.
In an NBC News website piece on immigrant experience and Latino presence at the 15th Annual National Book Festival held in Washington, D.C., Esperanza Román Mendoza, associate chair and faculty member in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages, lauded the attention given to Spanish language literature and culture at the event.
In a piece on the NBC Nightly News website, Robert Lichter, faculty member in the Department of Communication and director of Mason’s Center for Media and Public Affairs, talks about the lure of late-night television shows for presidential candidates, which endures even with the current new “cast” of talk show hosts.
The Washington Business Journal site interviews Beth Cabrera, senior scholar at the Center for the Advancement of Well-Being and author of “Beyond Happy: Women, Work, and Well-being," about the need for women to thrive within the realities of the workplace.
An article on the Slate website refers to a paper co-written by Alex Tabarrok, faculty member in the Department of Economics, as support for the finding that gun suicide rates fall in states with stricter gun licensing laws.
In an editorial in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Bob Inglis, executive director of the Energy and Enterprise Institute at George Mason University and former U.S. Congressman, commends General Mills Corporation for its actions to reduce its environmental impact and reverse the effects of climate change.
Criminology, law and society faculty member Danielle Rudes, in the PolitiFact feature in the Richmond Times-Dispatch, explains that statistics on prisoner recidivism do not shed much light on the effect of Virginia's no-parole policies enacted in 1995.
In an editorial in the Washington Times, Robert Lichter, faculty member, Department of Communication and director of Mason’s Center for Media and Public Affairs, expresses concern that proposed US Food and Drug Administration rules regulating antibacterial hand soaps are not supported by a balanced analysis of evidence.