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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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