Advocates for the projected bullet train running from San Francisco to Los Angeles argued at the Public Policy Institute’s all-day State of Change conference last week that simply getting the project started would catalyze the federal government to pour more money into the $67.6 billion boondoggle. Show More Summary
Some National Football League (NFL) players have been seeking out unproven stem cell therapies to help accelerate recoveries from injuries, according to a new paper from Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy. While most...Show More Summary
A few items for your consideration: In the “pigs are flying” department, the Cascade Policy Institute actually wrote the following words on their website: Portland is known for having one of the best public transportation systems inShow More Summary
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.
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
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
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...
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...
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 […]
(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)
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 […]