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  • Barilla customers sue because ‘Italy’s #1 Brand of Pasta’ is made in U.S.

    The Washington Post -- 10/20/2022

    Alexandra J. Roberts, a law professor at Northeastern University in Boston, said some consumers are agitated because Florida’s Natural orange juice now also uses Mexican oranges.

  • The selective accounting behind the plastic industry’s climate-friendly claims

    Grist Magazine -- 10/20/2022

    Elizabeth Balkan, North America director for the international nonprofit Reloop, said that life cycle analyses can allow interest groups to simply craft the story they want to tell — by “picking and choosing data and assumptions and crafting a methodology based on specific, target outcomes.”…

  • What the potential JetBlue and Spirit merger could mean for consumers

    ABC News -- 10/20/2022

    “[The Department of Justice] will try to model what will happen with one fewer airline. What will that do to route structure, to load factors, capacity and fares,” Ravi Sarathy, professor of International Business and Strategy at Northeastern University’s D’Amore-McKim School of Business, told ABC News. “And they’ll also try to model whether this will improve overall air quality and flight service quality.”…

  • How the warehouse boom devoured America’s workforce

    Insider -- 10/19/2022

    “People are used as if they’re machines, and they really resent it,” says Steven Vallas, a professor of sociology at Northeastern University who has studied Amazon’s warehouses.

  • Don’t Look Back: Why the Innocent Sometimes Stay in Prison

    Crime Report -- 10/19/2022

    Northeastern University law professor Daniel Medwed, provides a remarkably clear and readable analysis in his new book Barred: Why The Innocent Can’t Get Out of Prison.  Medwed compiles a comprehensive catalog of components and lays out the diagram.

  • North Carolina shooting: 15-year-old suspect to be charged as an adult

    The Guardian -- 10/18/2022

    Thursday’s violence was the 25th mass killing in 2022, according to the Associated Press/USA Today/Northeastern University Mass Killings database. A mass killing is defined as when four or more people are killed, excluding the perpetrator.

  • The Halloween ‘rainbow fentanyl’ scare is mostly a get out the vote effort by politicians

    Grid -- 10/17/2022

    Fentanyl’s takeover is in line with “Prohibition’s Iron Law” in drug policy, as described by Northeastern University’s Leo Beletsky, which predicts that criminalizing an addictive substance will lead to it inevitably invading the illegal market in evermore potent and easier-to-smuggle form, just as bathtub gin replaced beer during Prohibition.

  • Is San Francisco’s ‘war on fentanyl’ a drug war by another name?

    San Francisco Chronicle -- 10/17/2022

    To Leo Beletsky, a professor at the Northeastern University School of Law, these approaches hearken back to the late 1870s, when the city used opium laws to target Chinese immigrants.

  • Healey has touted her record on opioid settlements. What does that mean for how she’d govern?

    Boston Globe -- 10/17/2022

    Leo Beletsky, a professor of law and health sciences at Northeastern University, said that Healey’s work reflects the tendency of law enforcement leaders to become “myopically focused on attacking the drug supply while there’s all kinds of very bad actors in these other areas not being held to account.”…

  • Is a growing middle class the real key to economic growth?

    Marketplace -- 10/17/2022

    Some experts have raised concerns about our preoccupation with economic growth, like Madhavi Venkatesan, an associate teaching professor of economics at Northeastern University. …