Monthly Archives: October 2016

All Policy is Local: Enacting Federal Programs at the State and Local Levels

Michael Steinberg, MPP, Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives  According to Pew Research Center, in 2014, only 20% of Americans believe that federal programs are managed well, and thus, frustration with government has become a central theme of the 2016 presidential election. However, when the federal government coordinates with state and local governments to implement certain […]

Going the “Last Mile”: Refocusing on Rural Electrification

Charles Landau, MPP, Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives You may not realize it, but one of the most important pieces of our energy infrastructure is right outside your home. In early 2015, the FCC issued highly publicized “Net Neutrality” rules governing internet access. One criticism of the policy is that it did not implement “last […]

The Next Competition for Brazil: Goals for Prosperity

Jordan Pic, MPA, Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives Since it hosted the World Cup in 2014, Brazil has been in the global spotlight. The light continued to shine  this year when Brazil  hosted the 2016 Summer Olympics. Now, the confetti is swept and Brazil faces its economic reality. Hosting the World Cup and the Olympics was […]