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Jobs for Youth: A Winning Strategy to End Global Poverty

Bill Reese | Posted 12.08.2014 | Impact
Bill Reese

The world's young people -- both this generation and the next -- will face a truly stark reality unless a far higher level of attention, resources, and commitment to action is mustered to combat rising youth unemployment.

Summer Slide -- Myth or Reality?

Steve Nelson | Posted 11.04.2013 | Impact
Steve Nelson

Summer is not the problem. Poverty and poor educational practices are the problems and all the summer remediation in the world is just putting a small Band-Aid on a gaping wound.

Decline in Cost of Health Care in America

Manoj Jain, MD MPH | Posted 09.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Manoj Jain, MD MPH

A slower growth of health care cost would mean less burden on the individual family, freeing that family to invest in and live a higher quality of life. And for communities it would free billions of dollars for education, businesses, job creation, and future innovation.

The Rand Corporation Opines on "Hired Guns"

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

You haven't really arrived in the pantheon of vital national security topics until you are the subject of a study by the think tank equivalent of one of the establishment's duly accredited wise old men.

Letting a Private Think Tank Facilitate DADT's Repeal

Emma Ruby-Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emma Ruby-Sachs

It's bad enough that the federal government has decided that the DADT repeal must be preceded by a year-long study. Now we're learning that that study is being outsourced to think tank contractors.

Trapped In Prisoner's Dilemma, More Stimulus Is The Way Out

David Segal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Segal

The stimulus' oft-cited $787 billion figure includes nearly $300 billion in tax cuts, meaning that it represents a split between conservative and interventionist economic philosophy.

Power to the People: Rebooting Conventional Diplomacy

Cheryl Benard and Edward O'Connell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Cheryl Benard and Edward O'Connell

Identifying, promoting, and networking a transnational network of countervailing voices will require some of America's best diplomats: citizen diplomats from the ranks of the US public.