Author Archives: briefpolicyperspectives

What’s a fair price for a band-aid?

Steve Bruns, MPP, Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives On Amazon, a casual shopper can buy a seemingly endless supply of 280 band-aids for around $13. Once that shopper becomes a patient, the price of a band-aid increases significantly, to say the least. Take, for example, Colette Bird, a one-year-old girl in western Connecticut, who visited the […]

Reflections on the 2018 National Journal Conference

Eleven members of Policy Perspectives staff attended the National Journal Conference hosted by the Virginia Policy Review at the University of Virginia on Saturday, April 7, also attended by Cornell University, the University of Maryland, and the College of William and Mary. A few Policy Perspectives staff members give their impressions of the conference below. […]

Staff Writer Cory Lancaster Featured on Podcast on YouTube Labor Laws

After writing a Policy Perspectives article on whether or not there should be labor laws for YouTube content creators, the YouTube channel Prometheus Live! reached out to Staff Writer Cory Lancaster to share their thoughts and experiences on the subject. Cory chats with YouTubers @YTcreatorsAssoc @PrometheusIsGod and @DonnaGacalona on their podcast. Listen to their conversation based on her policy piece. […]

GW WonkCast S3E11-3: Above the Fold: Facebook, Privacy, and Surveillance

The latest Above the Fold covers Mark Zuckerberg’s recent trip to Washington. Last month, news broke that the data firm Cambridge Analytica accessed the personal data of 87 million Facebook users. Are policies needed to regulate Facebook or can it regulate itself? Learn how the hearing went and more as co-Host Gabe Moss and Staff Writer […]

On a Need to Know Basis: Congressional Oversight of the Intelligence Community

Matthew Dotzler, MPP, Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives New World, Old Problems Since September 2001, the United States has faced a new and dangerous world. America’s enemies struck US soil and the American people found a renewed drive to improve national security. Congress and the President set the Intelligence Community (IC) free to make the world […]

GW WonkCast S3E11-2: Bike Share Programs

This week’s episode on bike share programs will get your gears turning. Listen to special guest MPP Rajan Bansal, a former Air Force officer studying transit-oriented development, talk about biking in D.C. What’s a bike commute like? How do bike share programs affect urban planning? Jessica Blackband moderates joined by co-Hosts Gabe Moss and Eli […]

Should There Be Labor Laws for YouTube Content Creators?

Cory Lancaster, MPP, Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives On April 3, 2017, Nasim Aghdam shot three people at YouTube’s headquarters out of frustration in part because the company stopped monetizing the videos she posted on her channel. Aghdam, a full-time YouTuber, was a vegan who posted content regarding animal rights, health, fitness, and music. Her entire […]