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Whither Health Care Reform

June 10, 2011

After watching the efforts to reform U.S. health care over the past 5 years, I have concluded that health care reform will have to proceed from the bottom up and...

Bridging the Divide

March 15, 2011

As part of the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) annual meeting, CED Senior Vice President and lead economist Joe Minarik took part in a panel discussion on...

Jukebox Justice: American Judges for Sale

February 28, 2011

Can American state judges be bought, legally? The answer to that question is not entirely clear. The fact that the answer is not a resounding "no" is a serious problem...

U.S. Debt Crisis Needs Large Table, Locked Room

February 10, 2011

The national campaign against the burgeoning federal debt lacks leadership. Not the kind of leader who rides in on a white horse, brandishing the perfect plan. There’s another...

National Imperative for Language Learning

January 28, 2011

Over the years, our education system has frequently addressed societal changes. As immigration transformed U.S. cities, “assimilation” became the goal. The civil rights movement’s mantra...

It’s The Money, Stupid

December 22, 2010

Some thirteen years ago, when I first began to think seriously about campaign finance reform, I thought that columnist George Will had it right: eliminate all restrictions on political giving...