The Herald Sun. May 15. According to Don Taylor, North Carolina's proposed plan to reorganize Medicaid management may place individuals with health issues at a disadvantage.
Marketplace. May 13. “If we’re really concerned about the self-employment gap in the United States, or the franchise participation gap more narrowly, we have to address racial differences in wealth,” says William Darity.
The Chronicle. May 12. The Board of Trustees elected David Rubenstein as chair. Rubenstein recently donated $10 million to the Sanford School.
Press-Enterprise. May 12. Jacob Vigdor analyzes immigration demographic trends over the last century. Compared to immigrants from the early twentieth century, today’s immigrants are assimilating at higher, yet slower, rates.
Washington Post Wonkblog. May 10. Research by Philip Cook suggests that vehicular injury deaths declined following the government’s decision to raise alcohol prices by six percent. This research has become increasingly relevant as Congress debates lowering the excise tax on beer.
WCNC Charlotte. May 10. Research by Helen Ladd has found that charter schools are more racially segregated than their public counterparts. Ladd says that students who attend charter schools miss out on opportunities to become informed about diversity.
Press-Enterprise. May 10. “The children of immigrants Americanize so fast that the parents complain,” says Jacob Vigdor. A new report published by Vigdor found that the number of immigrants from Asian countries has increased following the recession.
Politico. May 9. President's Obama decision to release data comparing different hospital charges "helps to highlight the opaque pricing/payment system used in health care," says Don Taylor.
Marketplace. May 9. Nick Carnes analyzes the socioeconomic composition of Congress. According to Carnes, a disproportionate number of members are millionaires compared to the general population.
Huffington Post. May 8. David Schanzer discusses the nation’s national security policy in relation to Guantanamo Bay. “Fixing Guantanamo -- which is what Obama clearly wants --- will require him to take risky unilateral action and dedicate a great deal of political capital.”