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MacIver Report: 91,000 Wisconsinites Would Lose Their Job Under a $15 Minimum Wage

By Nick Novak, MacIver Institute Wisconsin would stand to lose 91,521 jobs if the minimum wage was raised to $15 an hour, according to this report by the John K. MacIver Institute for Public Policy. Employment estimates indicate more than 10,300 of those job losses would be in Milwaukee.

Brown's Lead Is All from Latinos, Kashkari Leads Among Whites

A new Public Policy Institute of California poll reveals that the huge lead California Governor Jerry Brown holds over his challenger, Neel Kashkari, can be attributed to one salient factor: Brown’s massive lead among Latino voters. The poll's data show Brown is winning 73% of votes from Latinos, as opposed to 19% for Kashkari. Show More Summary

Size of minority population impacts states' prison rates, Baker Institute researcher finds

HOUSTON – (Oct. 13, 2014) – New research from Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy found that states with a large minority population tend to incarcerate more people. read more

Schön Presents International Taxation of Risk Today at Toronto

Wolfgang Schön (Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance) presents International Taxation of Risk at Toronto today as part of its James Hausman Tax Law and Policy Workshop Series: The allocation of risk and of the income from risky investment and activities belongs to the central topics of...

Schön Presents International Taxation of Risk Today at Columbia

Wolfgang Schön (Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance) presents International Taxation of Risk at Columbia today as part of its Tax Policy Colloquium Series hosted by Alex Raskolnikov, David Schizer, and Wojciech Kopczuk: The allocation of risk and of the income from risky investment and activities belongs...

A Little More Charter School Transparency

Yesterday the Annenberg Institute for School Reform released a report called “Public Accountability for Charter Schools: Standards and Policy Recommendations for Effective Oversight.” It received immediate and glowing endorsements from the presidents of both NEA and AFT. Show More Summary

Indy's John Harris Loflin and José Evans at International ED Conference

By Doug Martin Below is, first, a press release from public school activist John Harris Loflin, director of education and youth issues at the Black and Latin@ Policy Institute. (Loflin's research has appeared here at Schools Matter in...Show More Summary

Ocean acidification and policy failure

The Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute (MSSI) invites everyone to a free public lecture as part of the Sustainability in the Anthropocene series. Event date: Wednesday, 10 September 2014 Event time: 1-2pm Event location: Theatre...Show More Summary

California Crushed by Texas Job Creation

The America Enterprise Institute seldom has much positive to say about the impact of California’s leftist public policies on business and job growth in the less-than-Golden State. But AEI’s blog pointed to Monday’s Bureau of Labor Statistics unemployment report to show that conservative Texas continues to crush liberal California in job growth. Show More Summary

In medicine, the patient is not always right

Beginning with the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) landmark Quality Chasm report in the late 1990s, the health policy establishment, the medical profession and the American public began to hear a new and disconcerting message: American health care was not patient-centered. Show More Summary

Majority of Californians Support Water Restrictions

A new poll by the Public Policy Institute of California found that 54 percent of Californians say the water supply is a big problem where they live, and 75 percent support regulations on water usage. When asked an open-ended question...Show More Summary

Kashkari Far Behind in Poll, George Will Calls Him the 'New Goldwater'

A new poll released by the Public Policy Institute of California shows Gov. Jerry Brown with a huge 19% advantage over GOP challenger Neel Kashkari in the 2012 gubernatorial race. The poll shows 52% of likely voters favor Brown in the November election, while 33% support Kashkari. Show More Summary

Meet Sam Blakeslee: The Policy Entrepreneur

As a person with a keen interest in politics, I recently read about the Institute for Advanced Technology and Public Policy (IATPP). This non-profit organization, civic-orientated think tank seems to be unique in its purpose: harnessing...Show More Summary

Millions of Informal Caregivers at Risk for Chronic Pain, Injury Trying to Help Disabled Family Members

According to a recent report from AARP's Public Policy Institute, unpaid, informal caregivers provide almost half a trillion dollars' worth of support to individuals with disabilities each year. These caregivers - usually family members...Show More Summary

The segregation of kindergartners — by the numbers

Here, from the non-profit Economic Policy Institute, is a snapshot of how segregated public schools are, starting in kindergarten. It was written by Elaine Weiss and Emma García. Weiss  has served as the national coordinator for the Broader, Bolder Approach to Education since 2011. García,  who joined the Economic Policy Institute in 2013, specializes in the […]

Baptists, Bootleggers, and Public Squalor: Light Rail Isn't a Good Public Investment

(June 9, 2014 11:45 AM, by Art Carden) The Cato Institute's Randal O'Toole has recently released a Policy Analysis arguing that low-capacity light rail is a bad deal for cities. I found it especially interesting in light of Scott's post last week on "private affluence and public squalor,"... (0 COMMENTS)

25 years after Tiananmen Square, China tightens grip on religious freedom

Opinion by William McKenzie, Special to CNN Editor's note: William McKenzie is editorial director of the George W. Bush Institute, a public policy center in Dallas. (CNN) - Early on the morning of November 28, 2007, Jia Weihan was forced to think the unthinkable: Was her father really a bad man? At the time, she […]

Wary on welfare

The city’s new welfare commissioner predicts that the rolls could climb, reversing a two-decade downward trend, as he institutes policies that he hopes will help more people get off public assistance and into jobs.

Why law enforcement was powerless to stop Elliot Rodger from buying guns

Philip Cook is ITT/Sanford Professor of Public Policy and Professor of Economics and Sociology at Duke University. An honorary Fellow in the American Society of Criminology and an elected member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, Cook is one of America’s leading experts on crime policy and on efforts to […]

Did Lennart Bengtsson Know Global Warming Policy Foundation And Heartland Institute?

The Global Warming Policy Foundation ( GWPF ) has recently gotten worldwide publicity. It proudly announced that well-published climate scientist Lennart Bengtsson had joined its Academic Advisory Council ( AAC ), finally adding someone...Show More Summary

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