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Format: 12-15-2017
Format: 12-15-2017
The time has come for the creation of a Consumer Financial Protection Agency. For thirty years, Washington has been captive to a governing philosophy that eschewed regulation in almost any form,...
March 1, 2010 | Policy Brief |
Authors R. Michael Alvarez (California Institute of Technology) and Jonathan Nagler (New York University) have analyzed the likely impact on voter turnout should Maryland adopt Same Day Registration...
February 25, 2010 | Policy Brief |
R. Michael Alvarez
Jonathan Nagler
While the United States has come a long way in expanding the franchise over the past 220 years, barriers to participation still exist and these barriers disproportionately impact low-income citizens...
February 7, 2010 | Policy Brief |
Scott Novakowski
Advocates, educators and students often make the assumption that more education is always better, that a bachelors or graduate degree is always superior in terms of providing additional economic...
February 4, 2010 | Policy Brief |
“Same Day Registration” (SDR) allows eligible citizens to register and vote on or before Election Day.  In doing so, SDR greatly enhances the opportunity for Americans to participate in the...
February 4, 2010 | Policy Brief |
Regina M. Eaton
Report authors R. Michael Alvarez and Jonathan Nagler have analyzed the likely impact on voter turnout should New Mexico adopt Same Day Registration (SDR). Under the system proposed in New Mexico,...
January 27, 2010 | Policy Brief |
R. Michael Alvarez
Jonathan Nagler
The following report evaluates the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) — the primary U.S. policy response to the job dislocations caused by trade. It shows the ways in which TAA has failed to...
January 22, 2010 | Policy Brief |
Ramya M. Vijaya
When drawing legislative districts, New York State counts incarcerated persons as "residents" of the community where the prison is located, instead of counting them in the home community to which...
December 21, 2009 | Policy Brief |
Increasing numbers of low- and middle-income families use credit cards for basic living expenses. As health care costs have increased and health insurance coverage has become inadequate, medical...
December 14, 2009 | Policy Brief |
"Public structures" has proven to be an effective organizing idea for more constructive conversations about the role of government in American life. The concept was first developed by the principals...
December 11, 2009 | Policy Brief |