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Stanford Report

May 25, 2012

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Debra Satz explores the moral limits of free markets

The free market fosters innovation and facilitates transactions. But it also has a dark side when it comes to markets for human organs, child labor, weapons and addictive drugs. Philosopher Debra Satz tackles these issues in her research.

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Creating ties between U.S., Russian nuclear scientists

It was December 1991. The Soviet Union was dying. The Russians were bankrupt. The KGB was in disarray. CISAC's Siegfried Hecker was alarmed about tens of thousands of nuclear weapons poorly protected. Read what happened next.

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Gordon cautions against human, animal parallels

Parallels between perceived human gender behavior and animal sex differences are embedded in the popular lexicon. But biologist Deborah Gordon says some anthropomorphized depictions are misguided.

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Graduating senior JACK TROTTER receives the J.E. Wallace Sterling Award from HOWARD WOLF, president of the Stanford Alumni Association . . .

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