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Understanding the UK’s Capacity Market

According to a new report from the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) the UK’s government capacity market is not working. With a consultation from the UK Department of Energy and Climage Change (DECC) just finished, Byron Orme explains what the capacity market was supposed to achieve.

We Can't Have It Both Ways

One of the many comments I hear in our work to institute policies that work to protect the public is that people want it both ways. They operate from a place of convenience or profitability -- fast food, environmental degradation, predatory...Show More Summary

Princeton University Stands by Segregationist Woodrow Wilson School Name

3 weeks agoNews : Mediaite

Despite protests over his segregationist beliefs and policies, Princeton University has decided to leave late President Woodrow Wilson's name on its public policy school. Instead, the school will institute a raft of policies and programs to increase diversity and inclusion, and more openly discuss Wilson's flawed legacy.

Following Multiple Debacles, NY Times Is "Cracking Down On The Use Of Anonymous Sources"

The New York Times' public editor Margaret Sullivan reported March 15 that "Times editors are cracking down on the use of anonymous sources," instituting a new policy "intended to significantly reduce... an overreliance on unnamed sources."...Show More Summary

A disturbing trend in school integration programs

U.S. public schools are more segregated today than they have been for decades. In a 2013 report, the Economic Policy Institute’s Richard Rothstein wrote: Today, African American students are more isolated than they were 40 years ago, while most education policymakers and reformers have abandoned integration as a cause. In the following post, Wendy Lecker […]

The Global Healthspan Policy Institute Wants Your Support in Lobbying for TAME Metformin Trial Funding

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

The Global Healthspan Policy Institute (GHPI) is a recently launched group whose principals are focused on much the same goals as the researchers of the Longevity Dividend initiative, which is to say pulling a lot more public funding into aging research aimed at extending healthy human life spans. Show More Summary

A Look at AARP Public Policy Institute’s Livability Index

At the beginning of the month I attended Livability Matters: Transportation Choice and Connections — sponsored by Citizens for Modern Transit and others.  The day before I was able to interview the event’s primary speaker: Jana Lynott, Senior Strategic Policy Advisor from American Association of Retired Person (AARP)’s Public Policy Institute...

Croatia's Cabinet Minister Known for Anti-Semitic Views Should Resign: HDZ's Authoritarian and Corrupt Rule Must be Stopped

The Adriatic Institute for Public Policy and International Leaders Summit are joining Israel-based The Simon Wiesenthal Center and international groups calling for the resignation of Croatia's HDZ-Most cabinet minister Zlatan Hasanbegovic. Show More Summary

El Chapo, Sean Penn and the Failed War on Drugs - Part 3

So now, finally, I come to the real issues that Mr. Penn wished to raise, and in doing so, I again turn to Glenn Greenwald; this time in his speech Century of Lies, 2011 at Rice University's, Baker Institute for Public Policy: The War on Drugs is, in my view by far, the most profound and destructive policy failure of the last 50 years. Show More Summary

Is A College Degree Really The Best Investment?

3 months agoNews : Huffington Post

Technology is rapidly transforming the world, but some believe workers aren't being trained well enough to adapt to the new economy. Michael Spence, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, a public policy think tank at Stanford University,...Show More Summary

How To Help People Better Invest In Themselves

3 months agoNews : Huffington Post

Technology is rapidly transforming the world, but some believe workers aren't being trained well enough to adapt to the new economy. Michael Spence, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, a public policy think tank at Stanford University,...Show More Summary

Live Chat on Religion & Public Policy, 3PM EST

The CEO of the Public Religion Research Institute, Dr. Robert Jones, will be stopping by the Hive for a live chat on the intersection of religion and public policy in America. Read More ?

NPR Misleads Public on Budget Deficits and Central Banks

Morning Edition had an interview with David Wessel, the director of the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy at the Brookings Institution, about the sharp drop in world commodity prices. Wessel noted that the fall in pricesShow More Summary

Rice University’s Baker Institute and the Academic Cover It Provides for Fossil Fuel Interests

When thinking about influential academic policy think tanks, Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy doesn’t necessarily come first to mind. Slowly and steadily, however, the institute has turned into one of the nation’s most powerful outfits. Show More Summary

New report shows fewer Texans have problems paying medical bills

HOUSTON - (Jan. 7, 2015) -- Fewer Texans say they have problems paying their medical bills in 2015 compared with 2013, according to a new report released today by Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy and the Episcopal Health Foundation (EHF). read more

Health Policy and Law Leader Appointed as Chair of the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission

Sara Rosenbaum, JD, the Harold and Jane Hirsh Professor of Health Law and Policy at Milken Institute School of Public Health (Milken Institute SPH) at the George Washington University, has been appointed as the chair of the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC).

Scholars Shine New Light on Old Truths for Fighting Poverty

Two of the oldest and most venerated public policy institutes in Washington, D.C., the American Enterprise Institute and the Brookings Institution, have produced a new joint report dealing with the

The New York Public Library appoints Fay Rosenfeld Vice President of Public Programs

5 months agoArts : Artdaily

The New York Public Library has named Fay Rosenfeld its Vice President of Public Programs. She is scheduled to start on January 11. Rosenfeld comes to the Library from the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College, an...Show More Summary

Henry Rowen, public policy leader on defense matters, dies at 90

His tenure leading the Rand Corp. ended when his friend Daniel Ellsberg leaked the institute’s copy of the Pentagon Papers.

New study on patterns of electronic cigarette use among adults in the US

Adding to a growing body of research on patterns of e-cigarette use, researchers from Rutgers School of Public Health and the Steven A. Schroeder Institute for Tobacco Research and Policy Studies at Truth Initiative have found evidence that among U.S. adults, some recent cigarette quitters may have done so with the assistance of electronic cigarettes. read more

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