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12 Things You Need To Know About The Economy And Education

Posted 09.27.2012 | Education

A paper for The Hamilton Project analyzes the associations between education and various outcomes, highlighting a dozen economic facts on the state of...

Researchers: Create System To Evaluate Education Technology

Posted 09.27.2012 | Education

In a new paper for The Hamilton Project, Duke University’s Aaron Chatterji and Northwestern’s Benjamin Jones propose establishing a third-party ra...

Economc Turmoil Could Spell Trouble for Innovation

Posted 10.09.2011 | Business

While the stock market has plummeted on concerns about the near-term strength of the American economy, the larger issue could be that the long-term pr...

Amanda M. Fairbanks

Struggling Grads: Don't Fret, College Ultimately Worth The Cost | Amanda M. Fairbanks | Posted 08.27.2011 | College

NEW YORK -- Creighton Olsen routinely questions the wisdom of his college investment. Specifically, whether his struggle to secure a decent-paying ...

In Money-Changers We Trust

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Scheer

In a parallel universe lives Peter Orszag, Obama's former budget director and key adviser, who has passed through that revolving platinum door linking the White House with Wall Street.

Riding the Rails, Looking for Work

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Winship

Now that an entire week or so has passed, it becomes clear that this election was all about jobs and the triumph of shortsighted thinking over facing up to the long-range problems that threaten our future.

Dan Froomkin

Stop Robert Rubin Before He Kills Again | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Robert Rubin is poisoning Washington again. The former Treasury Secretary who presided over the nearly-fatal deregulation of the financial industry ...

Dan Froomkin

Biden To Wall-Street-Friendly Democrats: The Middle Class Comes First | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Vice President Biden today challenged a gathering of Wall-Street-friendly Democrats to join President Obama in making sure that this economic recovery...

Middle-Skill Jobs Are Disapearing, A New Study Finds

Huffington Post | Nathaniel Cahners Hindman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The American labor market is becoming increasingly polarized between skilled, well-paid workers and low-skilled, low-wage workers, according to a new ...

Dan Froomkin

Vice President Biden Lends His Prestige To Robert Rubin's Relaunch | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Robert Rubin, the ultimate symbol of the Democratic Party's coziness with Wall Street fat cats, has kept a relatively low profile in Washington ever s...

After the Hamilton Project

Simon Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Simon Johnson

In 2006 Robert Rubin and his allies created the Hamilton Project to formulate a Democratic agenda. It was a brilliant tactical move, but unfortunately, financial reform was not on this agenda.

Cap-and-Trade Versus the Alternatives for U.S. Climate Policy

Robert Stavins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert Stavins

One of the key merits of the cap-and-trade approach is that the program can provide cost-effectiveness, while achieving meaningful reductions in greenhouse gas emissions levels.

Alexander Hamilton's Scorn: Reflecting on AIG, Goldman, Hank Paulson and Bob Rubin

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

While many are criticizing the gross AIG taxpayer-funded bonuses of senior executives, the truth is that this kind of corruption is relatively small time -- even at $165 million -- and was predictable.