There’s a lot of talk out there about the crushing burden of student loan debt facing many millennials. But the return on investment varies drastically between those who attend public, private, or for-profit colleges. And that should matter.
As the Detroit metropolitan region sprawled throughout the latter half of the twentieth century, the city’s physical boundaries remained unchanged. As a result, the city of Detroit is isolated from much of the wealth of the region and must either fund basic services through debt or choose to go without. In order to stabilize the city’s finances and alleviate the many crises that Detroit’s impoverished residents face, the broader metropolitan region should embrace a regional tax with revenues funneled to the central city. Unfortunately, Michigan’s response to Detroit’s financial crisis has been to undemocratically enforce austerity without addressing the city’s long-term revenue needs.
Our nation is understandably weary of wars that have cost us dearly – both financially and in human casualties – and achieved little but to engender deep resentment of the US in many areas of the world. But it is naive to think that we can simply leave Iraq behind.
One of the primary goals of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is to expand the availability of health insurance coverage and decrease the number of uninsured individuals. But a number of people will still remain uninsured, falling into the “coverage gaps” created by the Supreme Court decision that made the expansion of state Medicaid programs optional.
- Jose I. Lobo, Keith Ives, Kristine Johnston, Miaomiao Shao, Simrin Makhija
- International Policy
- June 26, 2014
In recent months, we’ve seen widespread violence in the CAR and South Sudan, and attacks by Boko Haram in Nigeria and by Al-Shabaab in Kenya. Youth are often perpetrators of these acts of political violence, but there is mixed evidence on what leads them to participate.
In 2008, after decades of international recognition, world-renowned Egyptian-British heart surgeon Sir Magdi Yacoub decided to redirect his efforts to his country of birth. With a frail economy and coronary heart disease being the leading cause of death in Egypt, Yacoub saw a dire need to raise the health care standards and bring essential treatment to those most in need.
Since the 2011 uprisings that brought down long-time strong man Hosni Mubarak, the Egyptian economy has experienced a series of dramatic ups and downs. This has been felt most acutely in the tourism sector, long an engine for growth and stability in the country. With over 25 years in the tourism industry, Amr Badr would know.
Annually, only about a quarter of American electronic waste is recycled responsibly, or in other words, not exported or landfilled. The remaining waste—much of it toxic—often ends up overseas where it is processed by children and other workers in unsafe conditions, causing health and environmental problems. Instead, we should be recycling this electronic waste in the US, where we have the proper technology and regulations to do so without causing harm to people or the environment.
Congressman John Sarbanes spoke with the Georgetown Public Policy Review to share his thoughts on McCutcheon v. FEC, how his legislation works, and the 2016 presidential elections.
Data on teacher pay across the OECD show that countries that generally score highest on international tests are not necessarily rewarding their educators with top salaries. One graph suggests that simply increasing teacher pay is not going to make schools in Houston as good as those in Helsinki.