Researchers are developing new ways to gauge volatility far beyond financial markets.
The sentiment that finance does not benefit society is not just the result of the 2007–10 financial crisis: throughout history (prohibitions against finance date as far back as the Old Testament), finance has been perceived as a rent-seeking activity.
While overt racism may be on the wane in the US, research suggests it remains just below the surface.
In this contentious and at-times maddening discussion, anecdotal evidence is abundant, particularly from and about superwomen who have had children and achieved high levels of professional success. But one thing is often missing: data.