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Fmr Kevin McCarthy Counsel is Hoover Institution's New DC Director

The Hoover Institution, a public policy research center in California's Stanford University which focuses on the study of economics, politics,...

Most Republicans Want a Christian Theocracy and Other Lessons From Reading Polling Data

Categories: Religion Skepticism Tags: christianityconstitutionpoliticspolling This week a Public Policy Polling (PPP) poll showing that 57% of republicans in the US want to institute Christianity as a national religion has been making the rounds on social... (Read more...)

'The Links Between Institutions and Shared Growth'

A follow-up to the Autor post below this one. This is by David Howell, a professor of economics and public policy at The New School in New York City: The links between institutions and shared growth, Washington Center for Equitable....

Study finds minimum wage increase ‘harms young, low-skilled workers’

By Caitlin Bowling, Louisville Business First A Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions study reports that an increase in the federal minimum wage would disproportionately harm Kentucky as well as "young, low-skilled workers...

Only 17% of nation supports the GOP's attempt to overturn President Obama's immigration policies

This gives us an idea of just how fringe the GOP's obsession with blocking Obama's immigration actions is—just 17% of Americans support their approach, in a new Public Religion Research Institute poll. Meanwhile, 73 percent say congressional Republicans should prioritize passing comprehensive immigration reform. Show More Summary

Educating Sustainability Professionals: Learning By Doing

For many years, law schools, medical schools, social work schools and public policy schools have performed pro bono services as an integral part of their teaching and learning processes. As Columbia University's Earth Institute works...Show More Summary

Croatia: 'Criminal Enterprise HDZ' Takes Over Presidency -- Organized Crime and the Rise of Nationalism

Co-authored by Natasha Srdoc and Joel Anand Samy, co-founders, Adriatic Institute for Public Policy and International Leaders Summit The inauguration ceremony for newly elected president of Croatia, who ran on HDZ - the Croatian Democratic Union's political party ticket, is scheduled for February 15. Show More Summary

Smokers Support Many E-Cigarette Policies

Researchers from Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and Rutgers School of Public Health have identified strong support for a number of e-cigarette policies among smokers. A proposal made by the FDA last April would require e-cigarette makers to register their products with the FDA, make an application to market the devices, use a nicotine […]

Michael Townes Named National Transit Market Sector Leader for HNTB Corp.

Past chair of APTA, TRB and Mineta Transportation Institute brings more than three decades of experience in transportation, public transit and policy leadership.

It would be hard to imagine an institutional structure less suited for the future

Richard Elmore said: While learning has largely escaped the boundaries of institutionalized schooling, educational reformers have for the past thirty years or so deliberately and systematically engaged in public policy choices that make schools less and less capable of responding to the movement of learning into society at large. Standards and expectations have become more [...]

Teachers aren't just under attack, they're also underpaid

3 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Teachers face a significant pay gap relative to other college-educated workers, according to an Economic Policy Institute analysis: Teachers working in the public sector who are represented by a union earn 13.2 percent less than other comparable college graduates. Show More Summary

High-Speed Rail Strategy: Build Now, Hope for Money Later

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

Research: NFL athletes are seeking unproven stem cell treatments

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

December 2014 Open Thread

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

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

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