Lifelong Leveraging of Human Potential: The Role of Public Libraries in Lifelong Workforce Training

Job displacement is nothing new to the American economy, but technological developments and the growing interconnectedness of global markets have created a new wave of challenges for the American worker. The specialized skillsets and technological fluency demanded by an economy increasingly dominated by companies outside of the manufacturing space have empowered the younger worker and…

Fall 2017 Editorial Board Chat

To wrap up the fall 2017 semester, Jake (editor-in-chief), Catherine (Managing Editor), Olivia (Spring Edition editor), Disraeli (Senior Interview editor) and Erich (Interview editor) sit down and talk about everything that has happened this semester, and looks ahead to what GPPR will offer in the spring.  

Trump Immigration Plan Takes Shape

The United State’s immigration system is complex and requires actors from all levels of government to develop and implement legislation to deter illegal border crossings and visa overstays. Approximately 11 million undocumented immigrants are currently living in the United States with very few options to acquire citizenship.  The delay in court action and subsequent deportation…

Do Taxpayer-Funded Campaigns Increase Political Competitiveness?

Advocates of taxpayer-funded political campaigns often claim that such systems improve the political process by exposing incumbent politicians to more competition and increasing the chance that challengers will defeat them in elections. One such advocate, the Brennan Center for Justice, has argued that tax-financed campaigns “improve competition, and help challengers.”  Lower incumbent re-election rates in…

The Uncertainty Series: Interview with Chris Lu

Editor-in-Chief Jake Ford and Senior Interview Editor Disraeli Smith sit down with former Deputy Secretary of Labor Chris Lu. Jake, Disraeli and Chris discuss the huge amount of uncertainty in our labor markets (including jobs, wage growth, and trade), tactics to grow the economy and future of labor, as well as public service.  

Interview with GU Fellow Ron Bonjean

GPPR Editor in Chief Jake Ford and Interview Editor Erich Denk sat down with Ron Bonjean, GU Politics Fellow for Fall of 2017. Ron Bonjean has the distinction of being the only person ever to have served as the lead spokesperson for both a Speaker of the House and a Majority Leader. Recently, he was…

Worker Displacement and Productivity in the New Economy

Digitalization and technological advancement are revolutionizing the economy and stirring up a whirlwind of debate among policymakers. Firms and individuals harnessing the power of technology benefit more than those that fail to adapt. As workers face uncertainty due to displacement, policymakers must weigh the societal gains of technological progress and automation to the negative and…