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Posts from 2013

A Jobs Race to the Top

by Jennifer M. Granholm

  Washington has been the incubator of bad practices lately, from gridlock to shutdown to utter inaction on the country's crucial needs. The most pressing of those needs is a strategy to create good-paying middle class jobs in America - when we are competing for those jobs globally. We need to be creati… More

Setting the PACE

By Cisco DeVries (MPP '00)

Start by asking yourself a question: would you have a cell phone if you had to buy 20 years’ worth of minutes up front? The answer for most people is no. Similarly, we should not be surprised that it has been difficult to convince homeowners to make extensive energy efficiency h… More

Don’t Call Retreat in the War on Hunger

By Patricia M. Anderson, Kristin F. Butcher, Hilary W. Hoynes, Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach

The real crisis is hunger, not government spending. The House voted last week to cut $39 billion over 10 years on the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program, also called both SNAP and “Food Stamps,” and now the bill moves to the Senate. It has become a controversial funding issue. Despite the fa… More

Drone U: Census Uncovers the U.S. “Drone Belt”

by Matt Caccavale & Samra Kasim

    Our drone-filled future?     Image created by Victoria Veluz Drones deliver your tacos! Drones walk your kid to school! Behind the headline-grabbing news, a complex ecosystem of industry, legislation, community groups, and research powers the exponential growth in drones. I… More