Rediscovering Government

Three Lessons from Ben Bernanke’s Time at the Fed

Blog Post by: Mike Cassidy , on May 5, 2014

After eight years as the world’s most powerful central banker—a tenure that included the Great Recession—Ben Bernanke returned to civilian life in February, assuming a distinguished fellowship at the Brookings Institution. Blogger Michael Cassidy shares what we can all learn from him.

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Foreign Policy

What Fossil Fuel Divestment Can and Can’t Do

Blog Post by: Neil Bhatiya , on May 2, 2014

TCF policy associate Neil Bhatiya responds to Chris Hayes' cover story in The Nation (“The New Abolitionism”), which argues for radical action to fight climate change and pressure investors to divest from fossil fuels. Bhatiya, however, explains why divestment is not optimal.

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Education

School Choice Not Available to Every Family

Blog Post by: Stefanie A. DeLuca, Anna Rhodes , on May 1, 2014

For the majority of U.S. public school students, what school they go to is determined by their parents’ residential choices over any other factor. TCF fellow Stefanie DeLuca and her colleague Anna Rhodes discuss how poor families are not always able to consider school over housing in many cases.

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Education

The Chicken or Egg Debate: Housing v. School Integration

Blog Post by: Halley Potter , on April 29, 2014

Housing policy and education policy are often separate realms in policy debates, but when it comes to issues of integration, the two are closely related. So which comes first? TCF policy associate Halley Potter weighs in. 

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Workers & Economic Inequality

The Death Swoosh

Blog Post by: Mike Cassidy , on April 28, 2014

What does the Nike "swoosh" have to do with public policy? Blogger Mike Cassidy uses it to illustrate the mortality curve.

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Education

Colleges Must Act in Wake of Supreme Court Decision

Blog Post by: Richard D. Kahlenberg , on April 22, 2014

The Supreme Court ruled 6-2 today in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action that voters can amend a state constitution to ban race-based affirmative action by referendum. TCF senior fellow Richard Kahlenberg explains what this means for college admissions. 

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Foreign Policy

South Asia and Climate Vulnerability

Blog Post by: Neil Bhatiya , on April 22, 2014

For Foreign Policy’s South Asia Channel, Neil Bhatiya looks at how vulnerable South Asia is to climate change based on the IPCC’s latest report. 

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Workers & Economic Inequality

The Budget Plan You’ve Never Heard Of

Blog Post by: Zachary Bernstein , on April 22, 2014

Cherry blossoms, baseball's Opening Day, allergy attacks, and...budget proposals? Blogger Zachary Bernstein analyzes three different budget plans, one of which makes a case for progressivism.

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Rediscovering Government

Jeff Madrick on Thomas Piketty

Blog Post by: Jeff Madrick , on April 21, 2014

TCF's newest fellow, Jeff Madrick, tackles the oft-discussed Capital in the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Piketty at BillMoyers.com. His piece, titled "An Indictment of the Invisible Hand," points out the disconnect between economists' praise of Piketty's recent tome and action on inequality today.

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Additional Focus

TCF President Janice Nittoli Announces Resignation

Blog Post by: The Century Foundation , on April 17, 2014

The Century Foundation announced today that Janice Nittoli, President of the organization, has resigned from her position for health reasons.

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Workers & Economic Inequality

What You Need to Know About the Comcast-Time Warner Merger

Blog Post by: Zachary Bernstein , on April 16, 2014

Weeks after it was handed down, the Supreme Court’s ruling in McCutcheon v. FEC continues to reverberate through the political world. Blogger Zachary Bernstein writes about the ruling's effect on the recent merger between media giants Comcast and Time Warner Cable.

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Foreign Policy

TCF Senior Fellow Barton Gellman Wins Third Pulitzer

Blog Post by: The Century Foundation , on April 14, 2014

Century Foundation senior fellow Barton Gellman shared journalism’s top prize today. The Pulitzer committee awarded its public service medal to The Washington Post and The Guardian for their respective coverage of the National Security Agency’s massive surveillance program. Gellman, who led the Post’s coverage, based much of his reporting on documents leaked by Edward Snowden, a former NSA contractor now living in exile in Russia.

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Foreign Policy

We’re Running Out of Time to Cut Carbon

Blog Post by: Neil Bhatiya , on April 14, 2014

In the last of its series of reports on the state of our climate change knowledge, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warned that the world is perilously close to overshooting a previously agreed upon target for slowing worldwide temperature increase, according to the text of the report’s Summary for Policymakers released in Berlin Sunday. Policy associate Neil Bhatiya has more. 

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Workers & Economic Inequality

Concentration of Poverty: An Update

Blog Post by: Paul Jargowsky , on April 9, 2014

Americans increasingly live in high-poverty neighborhoods, according to an analysis released by TCF fellow Paul Jargowsky last December. And now, new data shows high-poverty neighborhoods are getting worse--quickly.

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Foreign Policy

The True Subject of Errol Morris’s Donald Rumsfeld Doc: Smugness

Blog Post by: , on April 9, 2014

With Robert McNamara in The Fog of War, the filmmaker captured a painful redemption bid. But the star of The Unknown Known doesn't think he needs redemption at all.

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