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Which of our public policy institutions are working well right now?

Chad R. asks me: Which of our public policy institutions are working well right now? It seems there are plenty of takes about why our institutions are under extreme stress, but precious few about which are still working properly. The Supreme Court comes to mind… I say plenty of them are working well: 1. Show More Summary

Yet Another Koch Cadet Hired to Push Fossil Fuels at Trump's Energy Department

The Koch brothers have landed yet another of their trusted fossil fuel think tank veterans in the Trump administration’s Department of Energy ( DOE ). Alex Fitzsimmons was Manager of Policy and Public Affairs at the Institute for Energy...Show More Summary

Additional Articles Added to Policy Options Series on Rethinking Copyright

This is a follow-up to the June 19 post entitled Policy Options Magazine Series on Upcoming Legislative Review of Canadian Copyright Policy.Policy Options, a publication of the Montreal-based Institute for Research on Public Policy,Show More Summary

Policy Options Magazine Series on Upcoming Legislative Review of Canadian Copyright Policy

Policy Options, a publication of the Montreal-based Institute for Research on Public Policy, is taking a closer look this month at Reviewing Canadian Copyright Policy as the Canadian government prepares for a mandatory legislative review of the Copyright Act that starts later this year. Show More Summary

Quebec is a distinct society, parental leave edition

My colleague Jennifer Robson has recently published a study on parental leave for the Institute for Research on Public Policy. It provides a detailed comparison of parental leave in Quebec and the rest of Canada (ROC), and provides a number...

NIH Funds NYC Center for AIDS Research

The National Institutes of Health has awarded researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, The Rockefeller University, The City University of New York Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (CUNY), a $7.5 million grant for the Center for AIDS Research focused on preventing HIV transmission and ending the AIDS epidemic.

Khalil Gibran Muhammad on Race + Social Difference + Big Data

'Khalil Gibran Muhammad is professor of History, Race and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School and the Suzanne Young Murray Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies. He is the former Director of the Schomburg Center...Show More Summary

Tell us what we need to pay for good public services | Letters

Readers respond to the Institute of Fiscal Studies’ criticisms of the parties’ general election manifestos Like a lot of people, I was very interested in the Institute for Fiscal Studies’ criticisms of the parties’ policy proposals –...Show More Summary

MIB Michael Zezas, Muni Bond Strategist

This week on our Masters in Business radio podcast, we sit down with Michael Zezas, the chief strategist for public policy and municipal bonds at Morgan Stanley. He is a CFA charterholder as well as a member of the CFA Institute, the...Show More Summary

New York’s Free-Tuition Law Redefines the Idea of Universal College Access

This story produced by the Aspen Institute, an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, DC. Earlier this month, New York became the first state to enact legislation making public colleges and universities tuition-free for low- and middle-income students. Show More Summary

Report: Robots to take one in three UK jobs, requiring billions for retraining

More than 10 million jobs will be automated out of existence over the next two decades, and the poor will be hurt the most, the Institute for Public Policy Research said in a new report. The robots are coming, said the report from the...Show More Summary

Medicaid expansion led to dramatic insurance gains for poor, childless adults

3 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Meanwhile, back in the world in which smart, forward-looking public policy actually makes a difference in people's lives, an Urban Institute study shows the positive results in Obamacare's first two years—just in Medicaid expansion. The...Show More Summary

Department of Public Works

The 2015 Washington State Legislature directed the Washington State Institute for Public Policy (WSIPP) to complete an evaluation of the College Bound Scholarship

Rent Control Makes For Good Politics And Bad Economics

Authored by Gary Galles via The Mises Institute, One needn’t read very much about public policy before coming across some statement to the effect that “bad economics makes good politics.” This statement is clearly untrue when good politics is defined as furthering mutually beneficial arrangements, as good economics is central to that task. Show More Summary

City business and civic leaders launch effort to increase voter turnout

City business and civic leaders will harness private-sector energy as part of a new initiative to improve voter turnout. The Drum Major Institute, a public policy organization formed by Martin... To view the full story, click the title link.

4 ways to help care for your aging parents, spouse with tech

Nearly 90% of people over 65 want to stay at home as long as they are able, according to a research report by the National Conference of State Legislatures and the AARP Public Policy Institute.        

Biden Institute launched at University of Delaware

4 months agoNews : The Cutline

NEWARK, Del. (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is hoping a new public policy institute bearing his name will foster civic engagement and promote a spirit of bipartisanship.

Rice's Baker Institute receives $3.2 million grant to study effects of US tax and spending policies

(Rice University) Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy has received a five-year, $3.2 million grant from the Charles Koch Foundation to fund a program to examine the dynamic effects of major fiscal policies. Given theShow More Summary

Demonstrators Descend On Dianne Feinstein Event To Protest Her Absence From Town Halls

5 months agoNews : Huffington Post

SAN FRANCISCO ? Protesters upset with Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) for not hosting a public town hall meeting during this week’s congressional recess demonstrated at her appearance at the Public Policy Institute of California onShow More Summary

Ignorance in the Face of Facts

A recent survey by the Public Policy Institute of California reveals how the spread of misinformation through social media has contributed to the inability of Americans to distinguish fact from fiction. The survey asked people in California to identify the largest areas of state spending. Show More Summary

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