Monthly Archives: April 2020

Universal Basic Income: Is Now the Time?

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 […]

Op-Ed: Helicopter Money Is Not the Solution to the COVID-19 Panic

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 […]

The Crisis of Reproductive Healthcare: What Are CPCs and Why Do They Matter?

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 […]