Workers & Economic Inequality

What Walmart and the NBA Have in Common

Blog Post by: Imhotep Royster , on July 3, 2014

Imhotep Royster, TCF labor policy intern, paralells the labor practices of the National Basketball Association with Walmart, the supermarket everyone loves to hate.

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Foreign Policy

Refugees, Guns, and the Politics Behind Humanitarian Aid

Blog Post by: Erin Nelson , on July 2, 2014

In this post, Erin Nelson, TCF publications intern, writes about the world's refugee crisis and how arming displaced people distorts the humanitarian cycle.

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Education

The Evolution of Affirmative Action

Blog Post by: Kyra Littlejohn , on July 2, 2014

Kyra Littlejohn, TCF's digital media relations intern, lays out the differences between two Supreme Court cases, Fisher and Grutter, as written by Scott Greytak in The Future of Affirmative Action

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Education

Charter Schools Take a Stand on Integration

Blog Post by: Halley Potter , on July 1, 2014

Today, the National Coalition of Diverse Charter Schools was launched, bringing together charter schools and networks from across the country. TCF fellow Halley Potter discusses what this means for racial diversity in education.

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Foreign Policy

For Syrian Women Refugees, Exploitation Is Constant

Blog Post by: Zeinab Khalil , on July 1, 2014

Syrian women are the most exploited of refugees displaced because of conflict in the area. Zeinab Khalil, TCF's foreign policy intern, tells the story of initiatives working to empower them instead of exploiting them. 

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Rediscovering Government

Piketty Review Roundup: “Capital in the 21st Century”

Blog Post by: Jeff Madrick , on July 1, 2014

To make it easier for readers to wrestle with the myriad questions raised by Thomas Piketty's new tome, Capital in the 21st Century , we have created a repository of the most significant commentary on the Piketty thesis. We will continue to update this collection until the conversation is exhausted.

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Additional Focus

The Political Currency of a Good Idea

Blog Post by: Erin Nelson , on July 1, 2014

Erin Nelson, TCF publications intern, made quite the discovery while sifting through archives at the New York Public Library. Edward Filene, TCF's founder, was ahead of his time when it came to understanding the global economy, Nelson writes. 

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Workers & Economic Inequality

LGBT and Labor Protections in the Workplace

Blog Post by: Imhotep Royster , on June 30, 2014

Imhotep Royster, TCF labor policy intern, draws parallels between the necessity to enact workplace protections for LGBT employees and the right to unionize. 

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Education

The Limits of Merit

Blog Post by: Joe Miller , on June 30, 2014

In this post, Joe Miller highlights research from The Future of Affirmative Action on enrollment models to increase racial diversity in college admissions.

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Rediscovering Government

Pediatricians Could Be the New Child Poverty Pioneers

Blog Post by: Clio Chang , on June 27, 2014

TCF Rediscovering Government intern Clio Chang discusses the positive benefits of parents reading aloud to infants when it comes to poverty. 

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