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The Growing Movement To Create City-Run Public Banks

As activists pressure governments to remove their deposits from banks that back bad policies, cities are considering a new option: become their own financial institution that serves the needs of the citizens, not investors. When theShow More Summary

Restasis: Why US consumers paid billions for drug deemed ineffective in other countries

(The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice) Restasis, a blockbuster drug sold by Allergan to treat chronic dry eye, has done $8.8 billion in U.S. sales between 2009 and 2015, including over $2.9 billion in public monies through Medicare Part D. Show More Summary

Californians like top-two primary system on ballots

Some people may think Californians don’t know what they’re doing when they vote on ballot initiatives, but a new poll suggests that voters were anything but confused when they approved the top-two primary. The Public Policy Institute of California released a statewide survey last week revealing that 60 percent of likely voters think it’s “mostly […]

Divided by symbols, Americans see a 'serious threat' across the aisle

2 months agoNews : The Newsroom

The nation’s divisions are growing dangerously deep and wide. Yet, “When you turn from symbols to policy, there’s less polarization,” says Robert Jones, CEO of the Public Religion Research Institute, which conducts the American Values Survey.

Poll: Newsom, Villaraigosa lead pack in California governor's race as Feinstein's reelection bid is sailing

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa top the field in California’s race for governor, according to a new poll by the Public Policy Institute of California. Meanwhile, Sen. Dianne Feinstein has a dominate lead in her bid for reelection. But a third of likely voters...

Germany: Spike In Stabbings

Authored by Soeren Kern via The Gatestone Institute, Chancellor Angela Merkel's open-door migration policies have set in motion a self-reinforcing cycle of violence in which more and more people are carrying knives in public - including for self-defense. A 40-year-old man stabbed to death his 31-year-old wife and mother of their three children. Show More Summary

New Estimate Confirms That Republican Tax Plan Favors the Very, Very Rich

Here’s another estimate of who gets what from the Republican tax plan. This one is from the Institute on Taxation and Public Policy: This is fairly close to the estimate from the Joint Committee on Taxation with the exception of the far-right bar in 2027. ITEP estimates that millionaires will retain a pretty fat 2.5 […]

Max Planck, Norwegian Centre For Taxation & Notre Dame Host Conference On BEPS: Tax Evasion Or Tax Avoidance

The Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance, Norwegian Centre for Taxation, and Notre Dame are hosting a conference on From Panama to BEPS: Tax Evasion or Tax Avoidance —International and National Policies to Confront Personal and Corporate Tax Strategies in Bergen, Norway (program): Session #1: Shifting Income...

Stanford Says Soaring Public Pension Costs Devastating Budgets For Education And Social Services

A new study from Joe Nation of Stanford's Institute for Economic Policy Research entitled "Pension Math: Public Pension Spending and Service Crowd Out in California, 2003-2030," says that the devastating consequences of the ill-advised,...Show More Summary

Poll Shows Majority Of Americans Want Government To Act On Climate Change, But There’s A Catch

New polling data provides some inspiring news about the prospects for climate change action in the United States. According to public policy polling conducted by AP - NORC and the Energy Policy Institute at The University of Chicago,...Show More Summary

California Voters Want Feinstein to Retire

A new Public Policy Institute of California poll finds that 50% of California’s likely voters think Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-CA) should not run for re-election in 2018, while 43% support another run. Still, the poll found that Feinstein remains popular. [...]

More students than ever suffer mental ill health. We must change our toxic world | Nihara Krause

As a clinical psychologist I have seen a rapid growth in teenagers needing urgent help. It makes no sense to cut funding for vital NHS services Yesterday’s report by the Institute for Public Policy Research revealed how the number of students disclosing a mental illness when they arrive at university has risen almost fivefold in the past decade. Show More Summary

Just the Facts: Tax Reform Will Boost Manufacturing

A recent study from the Institute for Policy Studies seems to assert that businesses with lower tax rates were not job creators. Specifically, they analyzed “92 publicly held U.S. corporations... The post Just the Facts: Tax Reform Will Boost Manufacturing appeared first on Shopfloor.

In the Fight between Rick Perry and Climate Scientists --He's Winning

Ross McKitrick Policy makers and the public need to understand the extent to which major scientific institutions like the American Meteorological Society have become biased and politicized on the climate issue. Convincing them of this...Show More Summary

New paper lays out framework for understanding 'institutional corruption'

In many ways, the polarizing 2016 U.S. elections inflamed public concern regarding the power of wealth over politics and policy, providing raw and emotional examples of "institutional corruption"—a term that broadly refers to legal, systemic corruption rather than illegal, quid pro quo corruption.

Californians put high priority on environment, poll shows

Fifty-one percent of California adults approve of the way Gov. Jerry Brown and the Legislature are handling environmental issues, the Public Policy Institute of California survey shows, even as state climate policies threaten to raise...Show More Summary

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

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