Kaid Ray-Tipton, MPA Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives “Thus, the prison industrial complex is much more than the sum of all the jails and prisons in this country” (2003: 107).  Incarceration is embedded in the social fabric of America. As the incarceration rate dramatically grew during the last three decades of the 20th century, state governments […]

Sydney Hamilton, MPA Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives Nuclear power accounts for approximately 20% of the energy produced in the U.S. each year. It is zero carbon and sometimes cast as the best option to decarbonize the energy sector. But, nuclear power has a dirty secret: its waste has nowhere to go. The nuclear power industry in the […]

Niloofar Asgari, MPA Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives In the United States, higher education is widely regarded as the best investment for long-term fulfillment and success. A more educated populace helps the U.S. withstand economic downturns, keep unemployment rates low, and engage with others on a global scale. Additionally, pursuing higher education can cultivate personal fulfillment […]

We are pleased to announce that Volume 27 of Policy Perspectives has been published and is now online! Congratulations to the authors and editors whose efforts made this year a success! You can access Volume 27 in its entirety here. Click on the images below to read each of the eight feature articles in Volume […]

Catherine Kaufman, MPA Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives On March 27, President Trump signed a $2 trillion stimulus bill (the CARES Act)—the largest in U.S. history. The bill includes a provision to send a $1,200 check to every adult who makes under $75,000 a year, designed to help citizens cope with the coronavirus outbreak and dull its […]

The following is an op-ed and does not necessarily reflect the views of Policy Perspectives or the Trachtenberg school. Madison Grady, MPP Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives In the midst of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the United States, policy experts have been weighing in on ways the government can soften the extensive economic harm […]

Olivia Shaffett, MPA Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives With an estimated 2,700 crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) currently operating in the United States, CPCs have become a fixture in many Americans’ lives. However, very few people know how CPCs operate, as most centers lack transparency, obscuring their goals, and work. CPCs are not operated by licensed medical professionals. Instead, they are […]