The Senate voted 51-50 to reverse an Obama era regulation to limit a business practice called “forced arbitration.” We breakdown the implications of the reversal, the basics of arbitration, and political future of consumer protections initiatives.
Looking at the evidence for and against charter schools. Are charter schools an effective policy solution for improving the quality of the education system?
An overview of housing research exploring the potentials benefits of public housing in low-crime neighborhoods. Does relocation to low-crime neighborhoods – as opposed to unrestricted voucher programs – change outcomes for residents?
Explaining the US corporate tax system: the basics of corporate taxation, changes over time, and ideas for reforming the current system.
A look at research on international voter enfranchisement laws and their impact on election outcomes, ultimately applying these studies to US politics.
In order to fix problems in the US healthcare system, society must first have an honest conversation about our moral and philosophical views on health. This must be the starting block from which we move forward with healthcare reform.
What are the functions of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and how could the mission of the organization change under the Trump administration and new HUD Secretary Ben Carson?
Guest writer Meghal Shah makes a case for gun violence as a public health and human rights issue.
A closer look at how the United States spends its tax money. What does the federal government tax? What accounts for most of our spending?
Donald Trump’s tax reform proposal would reduce federal income taxes for all Americans; however, the greatest benefits would be seen by the wealthiest wage-earners, and the plan would significantly reduce federal revenue with a substantial impact on the federal debt.