Category Social Policy

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 […]

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 […]

GW WonkCast S3E11-1: Below the Fold: Tariffs with China, Sacramento Police Pay District Attorney Following Killing, and a Rollback on Methane Regulation

Our three stories follow policy news hidden beneath the headlines. co-Host Eli Richman digs into tariffs on Chinese products. What does a trade deficit mean and why are folks upset about it? co-Host Gabe Moss explains that following the killing of Stephon Clark in Sacramento, the Sacramento Police Officers Association paid the District Attorney. Lastly, […]

Exploring Pathways Out of Poverty: Support That Empowers Families

Travis Reginal, MPA, Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives The US Partnership on Mobility from Poverty (the Partnership), funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is tasked with highlighting the most promising practices to help people in poverty gain economic and social mobility. The Urban Institute staffs and supports the Partnership and in 2016 it invited […]

GW WonkCast S3E10-2: Regulating the Internet

The original GW WonkCast moderator Nathan Rupp returns! And he’s here to talk about regulating the internet! Nathan joins co-Hosts Natalia Abrahams, Jessica Blackband, and Gabe Moss. Who has platform power and control on the internet? What laws regulate it? What would happen if websites like Facebook began to charge individually for their services? Dear […]

GW WonkCast S3E10-1: Above the Fold: The Omnibus Bill and Higher Education

This #abovethefold discusses parts of the new omnibus bill that President Trump signed before the Easter recess. Specifically, what does this new spending bill do for higher education in this country? If you are an undergrad, graduate, or future college or university student, listen up! Hear about changes to the Pell grant, work study, and […]