Until we find a way to make our elections more efficient, and stop eating up the hours of our fellow Americans – at a time when studies show American workers are working longer hours than ever recorded, and longer than anyone else in the industrialized world – we are essentially turning away eligible Americans who want to vote, but also need to work and provide for their families. It doesn’t have to be like this.
According to housing development failures and social science research, residents often reject development not only due to concerns over congestion and neighborhood character, but also, most significantly, due to outrage over the profits developers will make from development. As a result, state, local, and federal policymakers should incubate and incentivize what are currently the minority — social impact and community-led developers. To deal with the secondary effects of increased development activity, this proposal will also (1) increases access to the planning process; and (2) protect existing renters and owners.
The Federal government has abdicated responsibility in pursuing a fair and accurate count. Will cities fill the gap?
Days before the Fourth of July, as you planned your barbecue or dreamed of poolside…
Former Mayor of Philadelphia Michael Nutter reflects on his lessons in leadership from two terms in office, provides a window into the policymaking process, gives his thoughts on the current political landscape, and explains why he believes that this is a better time than any other to study public policy.
During the first debate of the 2017 election, Mayor de Blasio said his ambitious plan for developing 400,000 affordable housing units would solve the crisis. Unfortunately, solving the problem is far more complicated than adding more affordable housing.
Student movements can bring immigration issues into the national conversation.
With 2.3 million people in American prisons today, it’s time to normalize the criminal record.
New Year, same Andrew Cuomo. In an effort to – once again – upstage NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, Governor Cuomo moves the fight into the streets.
Whether you are feeling the Bern, or the burn, New Yorkers cannot escape bureaucrats with a passion for taxation.
Bernie Sanders isn’t just running against Hillary Clinton. He’s also running against Barack Obama – and he’s losing.