How to Fix Higher Education | Reuters

March 17, 2014

There are two really deep problems that plague U.S. higher education. The first is the absence of useful and reliable data that students and parents can use to evaluate programs of all kinds. In “College Blackout: How the Higher Education Lobby Fought to Keep Students in the Dark,” Amy Laitinen and Clare McCann of the New America Foundation recount how the private nonprofit higher education lobby has fought against efforts to create a federal student unit record system.

Love Story, Chronicle Of Hurricane Katrina Win U.S. Book Prizes

March 13, 2014

American Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Sheri Fink's "Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital", was awarded the prize for nonfiction, and Leo Damrosch's "Jonathan Swift: His Life and His World" won for biography.

Myra Won't Close The Nest Egg Gap. Maybe The States Can | Reuters

February 4, 2014

Bold ideas like that have small odds of moving forward in gridlocked Washington, but they need to be part of the debate, noted Michael Lind, co-founder of the New America Foundation and another speaker at the NASI conference. That's "not just because ...

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Universal Preschool May Help Parents More than Children — And That’s Okay

January 3, 2014

Conor P. Williams, a researcher at the New America Foundation, recently highlighted the impact of Quebec’s subsidized child care program in The Daily Beast. Between 1997, when the program was launched, and 2007, Williams observes that labor force participation among mothers of young children sharply increased while public assistance sharply decreased, reducing public expenditures and raising revenues by enough to cover 40 to 50 percent of the day care program’s costs.

The Real Issues Behind the Minimum Wage Debate

  • By
  • Zachary Karabell,
  • New America Foundation
December 6, 2013 |

Moving Past the Low-Wage Social Contract

  • By
  • Joshua Freedman,
  • New America Foundation
September 11, 2013 |

Fed Tells Markets: There is No Certainty

  • By
  • Zachary Karabell,
  • New America Foundation
September 20, 2013 |

The Upside: Fed's Non-Decision Means Brace for Volatility | Reuters

September 20, 2013

The Upside: Fed's non-decision means brace for volatility (10:35). Reuters Columnist Zachary Karabell looks at what the Fed decision to hold off on tapering says about the dysfunction in Washington. Twitter; Email ...


Update 2-Wall St. Launches Defense of Physical Commodities Role | Reuters

September 19, 2013

The IHS report was produced by eight senior IHS Global analysts and overseen by Daniel Yergin, who won a Pulitzer Prize in 1992 for his seminal history of the oil industry, "The Prize." It uses five anonymous case studies to demonstrate how banks' ...

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