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Colorado: When cannabis becomes a market by Daniel Martinez, HEC Paris - ©Fotolia-Atomazul

One is reminded of just how much has changed since the decades-long ‘war on drugs’ when walking by the brightly coloured marijuana dispensaries in downtown Denver, each filled with a dizzying array of products—not just the flower or bud that one typically assumes, but oils, resins, infused drinks and candies, as well as topicals such as patches and creams. This is possible because voters in the (...)

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Social & societal trends and issues29 March 2016

What causes crime?

What really causes crime? While sociologists talk about social factors (integration, conflict, (...)

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Social & societal trends and issues16 March 2016

How to explain warm-glow giving?

Stefania Minardi and Özgür Evren use decision theory to explain why some people experience a (...)

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Social & societal trends and issues15 June 2015

The role of gifts in reestablishing personal and social identity

Birthday presents and other loving offerings typically help maintain relationships between friends, (...)

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Social & societal trends and issues15 March 2014

Do entrance exams for France’s Grandes Ecoles reinforce the gender (...)

Women are still vastly under-represented in all spheres of influence, from CEOs to boards of (...)

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Social & societal trends and issues15 September 2013

Reality TV: What is the legal status of participants?

In confronting the evolution of the media and creative imagination of those in the entertainment (...)

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Social & societal trends and issues15 April 2013

Racial prejudice: “My Culture Made Me Do It”

Many people seem to experience uncontrollable prejudices against visible minorities. According to (...)

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Social & societal trends and issues15 November 2012

“Double jeopardy” - How the market penalizes the poorest

Poor households, already subject to severe financial constraints, suffer further collateral damage (...)

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