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Lux et Data: ISPS Blog

Promoting Innovation in Drug Development
Nicholas Downing

February 20, 2014

Key structures that limit the drug development process: technical, financial, and regulatory forces.

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Bob Dahl and Yale Political Science: A Reflection
David Mayhew

February 12, 2014

David Mayhew writes on Bob Dahl's legacy.

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Making State Sentencing Policy More Responsive to Crime Rates
Charles Decker

February 12, 2014

Using sunset provisions to deactivate tough crime laws after a set period of time.

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Tech Companies, Not Consulting Firms, Should Build Government Websites
Yousef AbuGharbieh

January 29, 2014

Tech companies have far better track records producing consumer-facing websites.

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Tax subsidies upheld on ObamaCare exchanges - Judge Friedman finds the ACA "clear"
Abbe Gluck

January 15, 2014

The first merits decision in the Obamacare tax subsidy litigation has been handed down, and it is a big victory for the federal Government.

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Is the Six-Year Itch Just a Senate Thing?
David Mayhew

January 13, 2014

Do presidents and their parties end up worse off after the second midterm elections?

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The Least Productive Congress in History?
David Mayhew

January 2, 2014

How is Congress's productivity being measured?

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Papachristos and Meares on Gun Violence as a Public Health Issue

December 23, 2013

The authors look at gun violence as a public health issue

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The Individual Mandate and the Elusive Goal of Equal Access to Health Insurance
Martin Hackmann

December 16, 2013

Why the ACA's individual mandate is good for economics and for people's health

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How Congress Works (And the ObamaCare Subsidies Lawsuit)

December 12, 2013

The pending Obamacare health exhange lawsuit should be decided within the next week or so

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Hacker and Hathaway on Congressional Gridlock & Presidential Power

December 9, 2013

A dysfunctional Congress is not fixed by unchecked presidential power

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The Senate and the Nuclear Option
David Mayhew

November 22, 2013

The Senate’s ruling Democrats pulled the plug on minority obstruction

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Common Data Problems
Limor Peer

November 20, 2013

At the recent Yale Day of Data, researchers spoke about practical challenges they have relating to the data they use in their research.

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Is the U.S. “Over-Licensed?” The Case for Reforming America’s Professional Licensing Laws
Gabe Scheffler

November 11, 2013

29% of American workers today are licensed; an argument to be made for de-regulation.

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Encouraging More Female Candidacies by Subsidizing Childcare
Rachel Silbermann

November 5, 2013

To increase women candidates and diversity, federally subsidize childcare.

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Could Federal Sequestration Point the Way Toward Ending Government Shutdowns?

November 4, 2013

Congress could use defaults more frequently

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Parental Participation in Public Inner-City Schools: An Unenforced Opportunity and Dilemma
Craig Holloway

November 1, 2013

How federal govt can incentivize schools to encourage parental involvement

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Crowdfunding for Private Security in Oakland Ignores a Few Key Facts

October 23, 2013

What's the harm of crowdfunded security?

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When Due Process Fails: Debt Collection and Civil Contempt

October 22, 2013

Protecting consumers in debt collection

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Interpretation and Experimentation as Advocacy at the CFPB
Vivekinan Ashok

October 15, 2013

Improving the tools to educate and protect consumers

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