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70% of black high-school dropouts born in 1975 have been to prison

May 8, 2014 • The Hamilton Project • Economic Security, Effective Government, Employment & Wages, Poverty, State & Local

Ezra Klein of Vox explores several startling trends about crime and mass incarceration in the United States, citing new work from The Hamilton Project's latest policy memo, Ten Economic Facts about Crime and Mass Incarceration in the United States.

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Reviewing the President’s Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Proposal for the Department of Education

April 30, 2014 • The Hamilton Project • Economic Security, Education, Effective Government, State & Local

During a testimony at the Education and the Workforce Committee this week, Congressman Petri (WI-O6) discussed the growing concern of student loan repayment, and cited extensively from a Hamilton Project paper by experts Susan Dynarski and Daniel Kreisman. 

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In the U.S., Punishment Comes Before the Crimes

April 30, 2014 • The Hamilton Project • Economic Security, Effective Government, Poverty, State & Local

In his latest column for The New York Times, Eduardo Porter highlights the growing costs of crime and incarceration in the United States. Porter cites new work from The Hamilton Project, including Ten Economic Facts about Crime and Incarceration in the United States, and  A New Approach to Reducing Incarceration While Maintaining Low Rates of Crime by Steven Raphael and Michael Stoll.

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Hamilton Project author Austan Goolsbee Proposes a Way to Make Filing Taxes Simpler

April 17, 2014 • The Hamilton Project • Economic Security, Effective Government, Employment & Wages, Tax Policy

Ezra Klein from Vox features economist Austan Goolsbee, and cites his Hamilton Project paper as he discusses a simpler option for filing taxes.

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How the tax code penalizes people for getting married

April 16, 2014 • The Hamilton Project • Economic Security, Effective Government, Employment & Wages, Poverty, Tax Policy

The Washington Post's Catherine Rampell takes a closer look at how the current tax system impacts married low- and middle-income working families, creating what is often called "marriage penalties." Rampell cites findings from a Hamilton Project paper by Melissa S. Kearney, Giving Secondary Earners a Tax Break.

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