public policy

State of the Union

State of the Union, by the numbers

Jan 20, 2015
Some numbers to help you with State of the Union trivia.
Posted In: State of the Union, The Great Gatsby, public policy

Why homeless kids are harder to count

Jul 30, 2013
The Urban Institute looks to make counting homeless youth more effective.
Posted In: homeless, youth, public policy

Cutting government waste by crunching the numbers

Jul 29, 2013
What if you could apply the same techniques to government spending that investment advisers use to pick stocks? A Pew-MacArthur report looks at how states are using cost-benefit analysis.
Posted In: Iowa, public policy

Want better government? Use cost-benefit analysis

Jul 29, 2013
Non-profits are working with state governments to increase use of cost-benefit analyses to learn whether programs and policies are worth it.
Posted In: cost, policy, public policy, pew, states

Is China's one-child policy on the way out?

Mar 11, 2013
China's government has announced plans to remove power from the agency that oversees the country's controversial one-child policy. Observers say this could spell the beginning of the end for the rule.
Posted In: China, public policy, family

Connecticut Senator: Ammunition is 'black hole' of gun control

Jan 11, 2013
Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut joins us to talk about his new proposal to curb gun violence -- background checks for the sale of bullets.
Posted In: gun control, Newtown, public policy