Sprinkling of Facts Dramatically Alters Schools Debate
Giving people basic facts changes their opinions on major schools issues — which may dismay those seeking more school funding.
What Katrina Taught Us About Disaster Mental Health
On the whole, the mental health establishment outshone most other emergency responders after Hurricane Katrina. In a Miller-McCune interview, the director of the National Center for Disaster Mental Health Research explains some of the lessons drawn from that experience.
Thinking Ahead: Let's Favor Long Term Over Short Run
Lawrence Summers and Richard Zeckhauser say politicians and bureaucrats should spend more time thinking about long-range policy.
The New College Try
Gritty Hammond, Ind., and 80 other cities in decline have a novel approach to economic development: They're attracting new residents by offering to pay for their children to attend college. But is a promise to pay tuition a growth strategy — or welfare for the middle class?
Book Review — "The Private Abuse of Public Interest"
Two professors explain why small government, loose regulations and an over-reliance on markets eventually cost taxpayers.
Danish Professors Offers Cure for the Common Boondoggle
A Danish professor promotes a cure for billion-dollar cost overruns in government megaprojects: Use past boondoggles as a baseline.
The Bottom Line for Nonprofit News
Across America, nonprofit Web sites are trying to keep public interest journalism alive at the local level. But to provide what print newspapers increasingly do not, these digitized nonprofits must overcome the challenge facing every startup: Eventually, they have to break even.