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Policy Options October 2015 Issue on Stephen Harper and the Judiciary

Policy Options, the journal of the Institute for Research on Public Policy, has devoted its October 2015 issue to judicial appointments under the federal Conservative government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

Podcast: Indexing Livability for All Ages

This week we have Rodney Harrell of the AARP Public Policy Institute to talk about the Institute's new Livability Index. Wire Feed

Lincoln scholar Harold Holzer takes new job at Hunter College; encouraged by Hillary Clinton

Harold Holzer, who is best known for his writing, co-authoring or editing some 50 books on President Abraham Lincoln, will begin a new day job on Sept. 1 as director of the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College in New York. Holzer, who began his career as a newspaper reporter, recently retired from […]

Smithsonian Launches Public Access Plan for Research, Materials Will Be Available Through CHORUS

From the Smithsonian Institution: The Smithsonian has released its Plan for Increased Public Access to Results of Federally Funded Research, based on the principles outlined by the Office of Science and Technology Policy. Through the...Show More Summary

Iraqi militias turn tables on ISIS with social media tactics

By Alexander Harper. Alex recently finished an internship at the Lowy Institute. He is undertaking a master of Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut. [youtube:fPKgnRVSm-Y] It has become commonplace in the Western media to see experts and politicians lament our inability to counter ISIS propaganda. Show More Summary

The 10 Best Cities for Technology-Assisted Living

The National Conference of State Legislatures and AARP Public Policy Institute report that nearly 90 percent of people over the age of 65 want to stay in their home for as long as possible. Fortunately, in most cases, they won't have to move as they age. Show More Summary

The 10 Best Cities for Technology-Assisted Living

The National Conference of State Legislatures and AARP Public Policy Institute report that nearly 90 percent of people over the age of 65 want to stay in their home for as long as possible. Fortunately, in most cases, they won't have to move as they age. Show More Summary

12 of Illinois' Most Politically Corrupt 21st Century Women

"Old boys network" is a term used to describe the culture that allows political corruption to thrive. According to a study from the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, this shorthand term does not accurately reflect the female gender. Show More Summary

Public Believe Aus Government Not Doing Enough To Tackle Climate Change, Poll Finds

Research released by the Climate Institute today reveals that voters are still shy of Labor on climate policy but don't think the current government is doing enough.

Californians back new policies to fight climate change, poll says

Californians are concerned about the effects of climate change and support new steps to address the problem, according to a poll released Wednesday night by the Public Policy Institute of California.

Rick Hess Recants Common Core...or does he?

By Ken Derstine @ Defend Public Education! July 29, 2015 Rick Hess, the resident scholar and director of education policy studies at the right-wing American Policy Institute, has an article in the Fall 2014 issue of National Affairs: “ How the Common Core Went Wrong ”. Show More Summary

An Analysis of the Obama Administration's Social Cost of Carbon

Patrick J. Michaels I am Patrick J. Michaels, Director of the Center for the Study of Science at the Cato Institute, a nonprofit, non-partisan public policy research institute located here in Washington DC, and Cato is my sole source of employment income. Show More Summary

Out-of-pocket health costs tied to antimicrobial resistance, study finds

Many government-run public health systems in developing countries have instituted copayments for visits to clinics and prescription drugs. However, the study's authors found evidence to suggest that such policies are associated withShow More Summary

Top CEOs Earn More Than 300 Times What Average Workers Do, Study Finds

4 months agoNews : Huffington Post

CEOs at top U.S. companies earned more than 300 times what average workers did in 2014, a new study revealed on Monday. According to the report by the Economic Policy Institute, CEOs of the top 350 publicly owned U.S. companies earned,...Show More Summary

Germany's Leadership Role in Advancing Economic Freedom: Opportunity for All, Favoritism for None

Co-authored by Natasha Srdoc, co-founder, Adriatic Institute for Public Policy and International Leaders Summit, Becky Norton-Dunlop, vice president of The Heritage Foundation and former director of the White House Cabinet Office during President Ronald Reagan and Dr. Show More Summary

Support dwindles for changing Proposition 13

4 months agoHealth : Booster Shots

Support has dwindled for removing commercial properties from tax limits imposed by Proposition 13, the landmark property tax initiative approved by voters in 1978, according to a new poll by the  Public Policy Institute of Californi...

What Can Adam Smith Teach Us About Tax Policy?

I have a new publication up at, a project of the Cato Institute. It examines the role that Adam Smith has played in influencing the public debate on tax policy in the last couple of centuries, and includes some critiques...Show More Summary

Livestream of Rand Paul "Unleashing the American Dream" 12:45 PM Central

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul joins the Illinois Policy Institute at the 1871 Center for a discussion about how to transform Chicago, the state of Illinois and the U.S. with liberty-based public policy solutions.Tickets are completely sold out, but you can watch the livestream at 12:45 p.m. Show More Summary

Tom Stossel Attempts to Debunk the Conflict-of-Interest "Myth"

Yesterday, I interviewed Thomas P. Stossel, M.D., visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, about his new book, PharmaPhobia, and his call to action against the "Conflict of Interest Movement," which he claims undermines American medical innovation. Show More Summary

Making Sense of Profit Shifting: Lars Feld

Lars Feld is the Chair for Economic Policy and Constitutional Economics at Albert Ludwigs University of Freiburg and President of the Walter Eucken Institute. A widely cited public finance economist, Professor Feld is an expert on profit...Show More Summary

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