Lux et Data: ISPS Blog
The Least Productive Congress in History?
January 2, 2014How is Congress's productivity being measured?
Papachristos and Meares on Gun Violence as a Public Health Issue
December 23, 2013The authors look at gun violence as a public health issue
The Individual Mandate and the Elusive Goal of Equal Access to Health Insurance
December 16, 2013Why the ACA's individual mandate is good for economics and for people's health
How Congress Works (And the ObamaCare Subsidies Lawsuit)
December 12, 2013The pending Obamacare health exhange lawsuit should be decided within the next week or so
Hacker and Hathaway on Congressional Gridlock & Presidential Power
December 9, 2013A dysfunctional Congress is not fixed by unchecked presidential power
The Senate and the Nuclear Option
November 22, 2013The Senate’s ruling Democrats pulled the plug on minority obstruction
Common Data Problems
November 20, 2013At the recent Yale Day of Data, researchers spoke about practical challenges they have relating to the data they use in their research.
Is the U.S. “Over-Licensed?” The Case for Reforming America’s Professional Licensing Laws
November 11, 201329% of American workers today are licensed; an argument to be made for de-regulation.
Encouraging More Female Candidacies by Subsidizing Childcare
November 5, 2013To increase women candidates and diversity, federally subsidize childcare.
Could Federal Sequestration Point the Way Toward Ending Government Shutdowns?
November 4, 2013Congress could use defaults more frequently
Parental Participation in Public Inner-City Schools: An Unenforced Opportunity and Dilemma
November 1, 2013How federal govt can incentivize schools to encourage parental involvement
Crowdfunding for Private Security in Oakland Ignores a Few Key Facts
October 23, 2013What's the harm of crowdfunded security?
When Due Process Fails: Debt Collection and Civil Contempt
October 22, 2013Protecting consumers in debt collection
Interpretation and Experimentation as Advocacy at the CFPB
October 15, 2013Improving the tools to educate and protect consumers
Time for the Feds to Take Financial Transparency Seriously
October 8, 2013Federal government needs to provide a site where the public can view federal spending
Time to Reckon with Prison Labor
October 1, 2013As monetary restitution becomes a part of the "carceral state," the wages of prison laborers need to be improved
Can Knowing What You Pay Bring Medical Costs Down?
September 24, 2013Hospital pricing tranparency and keeping costs down
The Imperative to Share Complete Replication Files
September 23, 2013Scientific knowledge is only as reliable as the empirical analysis on which it is based.
George Zimmerman: A Case Study in Motivated Reasoning
September 17, 2013The focus should have been on the Florida law
Numbers Alone Won’t Shrink Prisons
September 10, 2013It’s unlikely that America’s overgrown prison system is going away anytime soon