Political Scientist and author Terry Moe of Stanford University talks about his book, The Politics of Institutional Reform with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Moe explores the politics and effectiveness of educational reform in the New Orleans public school system in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Moe finds that policy-makers turned to charter schools for pragmatic reasons and students enjoyed dramatic improvements in educational outcomes as a result.
In today’s globalized world, falling behind technologically carries major costs. That is why the world need a comprehensive understanding of the digital revolution’s effects on individual and social welfare as soon as possible.
From now on, impeachment can be used against any first-term president with a record of success. It will be used solely as a political strategy by the opposition party that controls the House to weaken a president’s reelection chances. That’s the Democratic Party’s legacy and Democrats will live to rue it.
How much better can things get? That’s the kind of question that politicians hate and the public loves. The two dozen Democratic candidates heading into the Iowa caucuses in a few weeks would love to accuse the president of mismanaging the economy. But with a jobs report like the one that came out early Friday morning, Trumponomics are roaring.
David Steiner, the Director of the Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss the review of the Providence Public School District recently undertaken by Johns Hopkins. The review includes distressing news on proficiency in math and reading, teacher morale and deteriorating facilities.
While researching my recent article “The Assault on Wealth,” I found something interesting from University of California, Berkeley economics professor Gabriel Zucman that I didn’t have room for in my 2,000 word article.
The share of Republicans who say presidents could operate more effectively if they did not have to worry so much about Congress and the courts increased 16 percentage points over the past year, from 27% in March 2018 to 43% this past July.
If you were raised in the world’s oldest modern democracy, you might take some things for granted. Like your freedom to file a lawsuit, or join a union, or travel where you like, when you like. You might be so involved in criticizing your government that you forget to be relieved that you can do so without going to jail.
Raghuram Rajan said PM Modi was elected in 2014, not just because of his record in Gujarat suggested he would resolve issues borne out of problems inherited from past govts, but also because he promised reforms that would enhance growth and employment.
I just finished reading the book “The Third Pillar” authored by Raghuram Rajan. As expected, the book has enriched me with significant insight into the subject. I am here just to give you all a glimpse of the book. It revolves around three pillars—state, market and community, and “community” is the third pillar. Rajan’s sole intent in writing this book is to explain the disturbance, harmony, and cooperation among these three, and make the readers see the solution for global problems in balancing of these pillars.
If we’re to believe the policy analysts and talking heads, President Donald Trump’s foreign policy is a disaster. Of course, the ominous warnings of these so-called experts never seem to pan out. Maybe what really upsets them is that President Trump is challenging the status quo.
The Supreme Court will consider whether states may require courts to be largely balanced with members of the major political parties, it announced Friday. The case comes from Delaware, where the state Constitution requires its highest courts to have no more than a bare majority of judges from one political party. For instance, the state's supreme court must be made up of three members of one party, and two of the other.
President ‘s corporate tax cut and his business deregulation efforts are not just an economic “sugar high,” former governor Kevin Warsh argued on CNBC Thursday. Most economists “never thought the economy could grow this fast,” said Warsh, who had been on the president‘s short-list for Fed chairman before was chosen.
President Trump’s “extremely cordial” call Thursday night with Chinese President Xi Jinping creates an opportunity for the two world powers to work together, but doesn‘t erase major conflicts that will get in the way.
Washington state‘s attorney general has promised to uncover “what truly motivated” President Donald Trump‘s executive order on immigration, an approach that could prompt a rare public examination of how a U.S. president makes national security decisions.
Former Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Raghuram Rajan said India is in the midst of a "growth recession" with signs of deep malaise in the Indian economy that is being run through extreme centralization of power in Prime Minister's Office and powerless ministers.