The twin issues of rising tuition and increasing student debt have become major national concerns in the past few years, as students, policymakers, and the media have all recognized the threat that...
September 20, 2016 | Robert Hiltonsmith
Today marks the start of Hispanic Heritage month. The “month” that lasts from mid-September to mid-October begins with Mexican Independence Day, commemorating the first of many independence wars that...
September 15, 2016 | Juhem Navarro-Rivera
Just in time for the end of the presidential election voter registration period, the United States Commission on Civil Rights (USCCR) has issued this important report, “Increasing Compliance With...
September 9, 2016 | Lisa Danetz
On Labor Day, let’s all take a moment to thank our bosses for the rights and benefits they have so generously granted us. Oh wait, that’s right. Decent wages and working conditions were never gifts....
September 5, 2016 | Lynn Kanter
Last week, I discussed how socioeconomic characteristics can limit the pool of people who run for office. Holding office is biased towards people with disposable income and time they can dedicate to...
September 1, 2016 | Juhem Navarro-Rivera
Because blue-collar worker income in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark is so high, Americans are often surprised to learn that none of the Nordic social democracies have minimum wage laws. The truth is...
August 30, 2016 | Ned Resnikoff
Although the socioeconomic biases in representation are most apparent at the state and national levels, many of our elected officials start their careers at the local level.
August 25, 2016 | Juhem Navarro-Rivera
For the past year, Albuquerque has been experimenting with a pilot jobs program for its homeless population called “There’s a Better Way.” The initiative began as a push to connect the homeless with...
August 19, 2016 | Ned Resnikoff