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Diversifying the Workforce, Then and Now
Do you remember what you were doing ten years ago today? Larry Summers was at the NBER, making some remarks as president of Harvard University at a conference on "Diversifying the Science and Engineering Workforce." Those remarks, widely misunderstood in re...
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The Leadership Implications of "Too Big To Fail"
This month, The New York Times in Leadership will be featuring a short post from me with some reflections on what we have learned about leadership in the six years since the onset of the financial crisis. It is based on a session I have done a couple of tim...
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A Quick Reaction to More Minimum Wage Nonsense
Danielle Kurtzleben of Vox has an interview with Gap's Vice President of Stores Lynn Albright about the company's decision to phase in higher wages for its lowest paid workers. The claim being made is that this decision is good for the Gap, as it will reduc...
Danielle Kurtzleben of Vox has an interview with Gap's Vice President of Stores Lynn Albright about the company's decision to phase in higher wages for its lowest paid workers. The claim being made is that this decision is go...
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The End of Tenure in California Public Schools?
Judge Rolf M. Treu of the Los Angeles Superior Court has ruled in Vergara v. California that tenure and other job protections for teachers in primary and secondary public schools are unconstitutional. I think this is a clear case of judicial overreach -- le...
Judge Rolf M. Treu of the Los Angeles Superior Court has ruled in Vergara v. California that tenure and other job protections for teachers in primary and secondary public schools are unconstitutional. I think this is a clear ...
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The Unhelpful Way To Build Support for Raising the Minimum Wage
I find myself reacting quite negatively to two aspects of the way the White House and its allies are pushing the Raise the Wage agenda to build support for increasing the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 per hour. The first aspect is to compare the...
I find myself reacting quite negatively to two aspects of the way the White House and its allies are pushing the Raise the Wage agenda to build support for increasing the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 per hour. Th...
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Outsourced, as it often is, to Ezra Klein: That leaves the United States with the worst of both approaches: Prices aren’t set by the market, but they also aren’t set by the government. Consequently, Medicare’s negotiating po...
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Income Tax Changes and Economic Growth
Policy makers and researchers have long been interested in how potential changes to the personal income tax system affect the size of the overall economy. Earlier this year, for example, Representative Dave Camp (R-MI) proposed a sweeping reform to the inco...
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Some reactions to Vergara v. California. There is a difference between bad policy and unconstitutional policy. I think the ruling overreaches.
Judge Rolf M. Treu of the Los Angeles Superior Court has ruled in Vergara v. California that tenure and other job protections for teachers in primary and secondary public schools are unconstitutional. I think this is a clear ...
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College Admissions in Michigan, Again and Again
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's dissent in the Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action case is puzzling to me. She accuses her colleagues in the 6-2 majority of "trying to wish away racial inequality." They do nothing of the kind. It seem...
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's dissent in the Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action case is puzzling to me. She accuses her colleagues in the 6-2 majority of "trying to wish away racial inequality." They...
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Donating the Voucher
In honor of National School Choice Week , I'd like to highlight a paper I published last year that considers the federal government's tax treatment of private school enrollments. In brief, I'd like to see the federal tax code be as neutral as possible with ...
In honor of National School Choice Week, I'd like to highlight a paper I published last year that considers the federal government's tax treatment of private school enrollments. In brief, I'd like to see the federal tax code ...
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In which I might surprise a few people ...
So says Lee Saunders, president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, of the federal bankruptcy judge's decision allow Detroit to reduce city employee pensions despite a state constitutional pro...
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    Professor of Economics and Director, Nelson A. Rockefeller Center, 1994 - present
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I am a Professor of Economics and the Director of the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center at Dartmouth College.  I am on the boards of Ledyard Financial Group (LFGP) and the Montshire Museum of Science.  I blog about economics, politics, and current events at http://samwick.blogspot.com.  The opinions expressed here, there, and everywhere do not necessarily reflect the views of Dartmouth College or any other institution with which I am affiliated.
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