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Posts from 2018

Balancing Audacious Goals with the Real-life Needs of Adult Learners: The 115th Online Community College Proposal

By Taylor Myers (MPP '17)

One of the first acts of Governor Jerry Brown’s last year in office was his final state budget proposal in January. In what’s become typical fashion during his tenure, the proposal included not only a financial plan for California for the upcoming year, but a boldly comprehensive policy blueprint. Seve… More

The Future We Want

from Berkeley Public Policy Journal

Goldman students (from left): Emory Wolf, Emily McCaffrey, Daniel Lao-Talens, Henriette Ruhrmann, Joseph Monardo, Joony Moon, Randall Tran, Chenchen Zhang Now is a fascinating time to study policy. As the US and the global community are searching for policy approaches to the future, we at GSPP are discussing how … More

The Uber and Lyft Revolution?

by Bruce Schaller (MPP '82)

Rarely do new companies burst into the transportation picture the way that Uber, Lyft and other app-based ride services have done since 2012. These two companies now transport 6.6 million passengers per day, roughly triple traditional taxicabs and about one-half the number of passengers traveling by local bus in t… More

Can Worker Co-ops Reduce Inequality?

Author, Gaelan Ash (MPP '19). You can reach him at gaelan.ash@gmail.com Derided as utopian in the 19th century, the co-operative movement is experiencing a modern renaissance, popping up in low-income communities to address bread and butter issues like income inequality and economic exclusion. For Taye McGee,… More