Workers & Economic Inequality

Apprenticeship Explainer: Why Politicians Are Pitching Them

Blog Post by: Clio Chang , on July 20, 2015

Apprenticeships are gaining popularity in the U.S. and legislators are moving toward developing these programs as a way to lower the growing number of disconnected youth who are neither working, nor in school.

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In Memory of Former TCF President Richard C. Leone

Blog Post by: The Century Foundation , on July 17, 2015

We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of former Century Foundation president Richard C. Leone, who died last night surrounded by his family and close friends.

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Foreign Policy

What India Can Learn from the World’s Largest Emitter

Blog Post by: Elana Sulakshana , on July 17, 2015

With China stepping up to the plate and pledging to reduce their carbon emissions, India is highly encouraged to follow suit and halt the expansion of their coal-based energy base.

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Additional Focus

When Hacking Team Met Bart Gellman

Blog Post by: Sam Adler-Bell , on July 15, 2015

The recent hack of the spyware firm known as "Hacking Team" revealed email exchanges between TCF senior fellow Bart Gellman and the firm, as well as other disturbing revelations about orchestrated online attacks. 

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Workers & Economic Inequality

How to Combat Corporate Short-Termism: Ideas from a Prescient Task Force

Blog Post by: Greg Anrig , on July 15, 2015

Hillary Clinton's recent speech at the New School focused on economic issues, some of which could be addressed by reviewing the policy proposals cited in a TCF task force report.

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Education

The Constraints of Poverty on Open Choice: A Baltimore Case Study

Blog Post by: Elizabeth Davies , on July 14, 2015

A case study of Baltimore students who are given the opportunity to choose which high school to attend shows evidence that school choice is a worthy program, but often misused.

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Education

Diversity For All: The Importance of Racial and Socioeconomic Diversity in Higher Education

Blog Post by: Kristin Tsuo , on July 14, 2015

Race-based affirmative action is gaining momentous opposition, but education research shows that there may be a better way to ensure diversity remains on college campuses.

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Foreign Policy

Keeping It Clean: A New Challenge for the Clean Water Act

Blog Post by: Lauren Sukin , on July 10, 2015

Obama's newest water protections rule, "Waters of the United States," is a win for environmental policy, but it's still encountering major oppositions from anti-fed groups.

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Additional Focus

The Century Foundation Expands Education and Workforce Teams

Blog Post by: The Century Foundation , on July 10, 2015

The Century Foundation has expanded its education and labor teams and is pleased to announce new fellows Robert Shireman and Julie Kashen.

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Social Insurance

Don’t Let Affluent Suburbs Dictate Housing Policy

Blog Post by: Yvette Chen , on July 9, 2015

Exclusionary housing policies have gone on for far too long and it's time states take efforts to reform development restrictions and promote diverse and affordable housing. 

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Workers & Economic Inequality

Amending J-1 Visa Program Could Boost Job Opportunities for American Youth

Blog Post by: Clio Chang , on July 7, 2015

Jobs for our country’s 5.5 million disconnected youth who are neither working nor in school could be hiding in the J-1 Visa Exchange Visitor Program. The program’s quality has been deteriorating for years, and it’s time to look at how it can be reformed to help young Americans.

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Rediscovering Government

The Other Debt Crisis

Blog Post by: Jacob Anbinder , on July 2, 2015

While the world debates the best way to approach the financial crises currently underway in Greece and Puerto Rico, TCF policy associate Jacob Anbinder discusses the need for more debt when it comes to America's infrastructure policy.

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Foreign Policy

Egypt’s Next Phase: Sustainable Instability

Blog Post by: Michael Wahid Hanna , on July 1, 2015

Two years after Egypt’s July 2013 coup that ousted President Mohamed Morsi, the country is entering a new phase of sustainable instability, explains TCF senior fellow Michael Wahid Hanna.

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Workers & Economic Inequality

Overdue Overtime: Why You Should Care about Obama’s New Overtime Rules

Blog Post by: Mike Cassidy , on July 1, 2015

President Obama's latest order has made working overtime worthwhile again—and restored what it means to work a forty-hour work week.

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Workers & Economic Inequality

Uber: Sharing or Employing?

Blog Post by: John Miles Branch, Leigh Anne Schriever , on June 30, 2015

The app-based car service company, Uber, is under scrutiny regarding its self-proclaimed status as a member of the "sharing economy."

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