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Eshaan Vakil

Eshaan Vakil

Eshaan Vakil is a researcher working at Brookings Mountain West and the Lincy Institute at UNLV.

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Not an L, not a V, not a Nike swoosh: Nevada’s K-shaped recovery

By: and - December 23, 2020

The complex Nevada economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and recession can be explained by one letter of the alphabet – the letter K. The “K-shaped recovery” describes how white-collar jobs are able to prosper during the COVID-19 pandemic, while blue-collar workers are forced out of the labor market or subjected to unsafe working conditions […]

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Feds aren’t protecting you from tech giants, but Nevada could try

By: and - October 16, 2020

Unidentified hackers recently stole thousands of children’s private information from Clark County School District computers and we know little or nothing of how this happened. This theft of sensitive personal information raises questions as to the security vulnerabilities created by the five tech giants (Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft) and their hold over consumers’ […]