There’s no perfect solution to the quandary that New York City has long faced in trying to inject greater equity into the most meritocratic of its schools: the nine selective public high schools, eight of which (including Bronx Science and Stuyvesant) rely on scores from a single test of interested eighth graders to determine who gets admitted. Exceed the ever-changing cut score for one of these schools and you’re in; fall a fraction of a point below and you’re out.
Much of what we now know about the unethical and often illegal behavior of the FBI, CIA, National Security Agency, and Department of Justice emerged due to the efforts of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Its chairman during its stunning disclosures has been Representative Devin Nunes (R., Calif.), who in turn has been constantly demonized for his efforts.
Tort and Contract law don’t let juries award $706 million in a $10 million case Sometimes small business disputes turn into legal tsunamis. Just that rare of an event happened in Texas when in March, 2018 a San Antonio jury in Bexar County District Court awarded a $706 million verdict for theft of trade secrets in favor of defendant, HouseCanary (HC), who had been sued for $6 million on breach of contract claim by Title Source, Inc.—now Amrock, an affiliate with Quicken Loans.
This paper discusses the recent scholarly and policy attack against the consumer welfare (“CW”) standard. It shows that the CW standard is not the explanatory factor for perceived low levels of antitrust enforcement in the US. The arguments made against the CW standard reflect a misunderstanding of its purpose and effects. Moreover, any deviation from the CW framework would likely weaken antitrust enforcement in the platform age.
A few days ago, Tyler Cowen over at Marginal Revolution linked to a New York Times piece about antitrust scholar Lina Khan. The item, by David Streitfeld, is titled “Amazon’s Antitrust Antagonist Has a Breakthrough Idea,” NYT, Sept. 7, 2018. Much of the story is fluff although Streitfeld does tell the reader that Ms. Khan’s ideas have the potential to influence decisions by the Federal Trade Commission.
Talk about timely: McFaul’s book released this summer, “From Cold War to Hot Peace: An American Ambassador in Putin’s Russia,” comes as new developments in the fraught U.S.- Russia relationship continue unfurl. McFaul, who served as U.S. ambassador to Russia during the Obama administration, is now a Peter and Helen Bing Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and a professor of political science, director and senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University.
Ohio faces high stakes as it tries to close its so-called skills gap, experts told mayors from across the state Monday. Try billions of dollars in earnings, the future of the American dream and the odds of surviving the coming robot revolution.
There has been much debate on the large quantum of non-performing assets (NPAs) at public sector banks and the many reasons why they reached these levels. However, as former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan has said, the government needs to focus on the sources of the next crisis, not just the last one. To begin with, the consortium mechanism—which, some say, is one of the causes of the trouble—should be dismantled.
The impact of sanctions on Russia -- imposed in response to the Kremlin's annexation of Crimea in 2014 -- has been 'much more moderate than those who imposed them intended,' according to the author of a new book, Russia's Response to Sanctions.
It’s almost always a waste of time to engage in an argument. Of course, people who like to debate will dispute this statement. It is extremely rare to see two parties resolve a disagreement right on the spot. What usually follows is a walkout, a break-up, a temporary silent truce, or a fist-fight. In any case, people only hold on even more firmly to their current beliefs.
President Donald Trump signed an executive order Sept 12. that allows sanctions on foreign people and states who interfere in U.S. elections, but government reports and industry experts suggest that task may be difficult.
Normally, my writing focuses on technological and structural innovation in health care — factors that can bring better health to more people at lower cost. But with the 2018 and 2020 elections approaching, single-payer health insurance is back on America’s front burner — especially the “Medicare for All” (M4A) bill proposed by Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont.
The American foreign correspondent began to disappear as U.S. media outlets began cutting and shutting down overseas bureaus in the late 1990s into the 2010s. That left much of the reporting on global news to state-run and far from free media outlets in places like Russia and China.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko will deliver a speech at the opening of the plenary sessions of the annual meeting of Yalta European Strategy (YES), which will be held at the Mystetsky Arsenal in Kyiv on September 13-15, according to the Victor Pinchuk Foundation.