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The Perils of Bitcoin as Currency
Submitted by Rahul Singh on June 30, 2014
Bitcoin has no central bank. It is money unfettered by government.
Cooperating with the Future: Q&A with David Rand
Submitted by admin on June 25, 2014
If enough people have prosocial preferences and care about the future, democracy can work
The Power to Condemn Elections?
Submitted by Susan D. Hyde on May 28, 2014
The Egyptian elections and the presence of international observers.
The EPA Should Learn from NC and Fix Coal’s Murky Regulatory Landscape
Submitted by Viveca Morris on May 16, 2014
Coal ash is a toxic brew of hazardous waste; the EPA should be able to regulate it.
Renewing our Commitment to Clean Energy
Submitted by Rebecca Ellison on May 13, 2014
The federal government must pursue aggressive policies to support growing renewable options.
A Look at Essential Data-Related Challenges for Research in Political Science
Submitted by Michelle Hudson on April 25, 2014
Imagine you want to collect data in a war zone.
Alaska’s Child-Care Center for Legislators Highlights Challenges of Working Parents
Submitted by Rachel Silbermann on April 23, 2014
Alaska has become the only state that provides child care for state legislators and staffers.
How We Think Affects What We Think About Public Policies
Submitted by Jamie Luguri on April 17, 2014
Social psychology research on how abstract thinking might reduce political polarization.
Digital Reporting as a Community Empowerment Tool
Submitted by Tony Cheng on April 14, 2014
A follow up report on the digital reporting event, "Crime Beat 3.0."
The Costs of Complexity in Policy Design
Submitted by Gabe Scheffler on April 9, 2014
Complexity undermines the public's confidence and trust in government.
It's Not Just Who You Know: The Failure of Lobbying Reform
Submitted by Lara Chausow on March 27, 2014
Why the reform law doesn't end revolving door lobbyists.
Can State-Level Legislative Reform Ensure Due Process Protections for Debtors?
Submitted by Michelle Grise on March 25, 2014
Lawmakers in several states have enacted legislation designed to better protect debtors.
Mind the Gap: Data They Share May Not Be Data You Can Use
Submitted by Limor Peer on March 6, 2014
We could find ourselves with a proliferation of research products we can’t really use.
Can Directed Research Bridge Opposing Views on Expanding Medicaid?
Submitted by Martin Hackmann on March 3, 2014
Policy reform could improve the cost-effectiveness and quality of health care delivery.
Rebuilding Communities after the Military Leaves Town
Submitted by Alison Kanosky on February 26, 2014
Base closings can leave military communities in economic and environmental despair.
It’s Not Only Professors Who Increasingly Reach Out
Submitted by Daniel Feder on February 24, 2014
Kristof fails to appreciate that the next generation of academics will be even more publicly engaged.
Promoting Innovation in Drug Development
Submitted by Nicholas Downing on February 20, 2014
Key structures that limit the drug development process: technical, financial, and regulatory forces.
Bob Dahl and Yale Political Science: A Reflection
Submitted by David Mayhew on February 12, 2014
David Mayhew writes on Bob Dahl's legacy.
Making State Sentencing Policy More Responsive to Crime Rates
Submitted by Charles Decker on February 12, 2014
Using sunset provisions to deactivate tough crime laws after a set period of time.
Tech Companies, Not Consulting Firms, Should Build Government Websites
Submitted by Yousef AbuGharbieh on January 29, 2014
Tech companies have far better track records producing consumer-facing websites.
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