Friday, March 14, 2014(3 comments)
My Brother’s Keeper: Ingredients for Success
We were pleased to hear about the “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative. As President Obama indicated, young men of color are at greater risk for a wide variety of problems, largely due to poorer living conditions in which they are raised. The U.S. can significantly improve the success of its young people by ensuring that the nation puts in place practices with rigorous scientific evidence
Tuesday, October 15, 2013(5 comments)
Facing Gridlock, A Bold Proposal for Democracy
In the face of government gridlock over the federal budget, let us consider a new way to make some policy decisions. What if citizens voted not only for candidates in presidential elections, but for policies that directly affect their own welfare--including budget priorities? A strong, definitive public voice on contentious issues could reduce government gridlock and perhaps even avert a government shutdown!
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 Why the Occupy Movement is Good for Our Health
Income inequality is bad for our health, and for our society. This finding greatly strengthens the case for policies aimed at making our income distribution more equal.
The Occupy Movement's call for greater income equality also receives support from other research findings which showed that reductions in the level of inequality improve social well-being more than do increases in GDP.