"The income gap between smokers and nonsmokers has grown. And it's something companies may need to address directly in their efforts to help employees kick the habit..."
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"...I wonder how many people are aware of the shrinkage in public sector employees over the last several decades. GOPers I ask usually guess 30 percent. In fact, we now have the fewest federal employees since 1966. And according to research by The Hamilton Project, we now have the lowest level of public-private sector employment in 30 years — just 9 percent of the population..."
'...A new paper from the Hamilton Project lays out several ways in which we could facilitate user fees in the U.S. The federal government could, for example, establish a single national standard for electronic toll collection, perhaps through a smartphone application that would function much like an E-ZPass. The authors also suggest a set of national guidelines for congestion pricing, with variable user fees that depend on traffic flows and so reduce demand on infrastructure at peak times..."
"...Some researchers argue students can shoulder even more debt because the financial returns on education are so vast. From this perspective, we do not have a borrowing crisis – we have a repayment crisis, as argued by researchers at the Brookings' Hamilton Project. To fix it, policymakers should make repayment programs that are more responsive to students’ incomes..."
"The study, by a trio of highly regarded experts working with the Brookings Institution’s Hamilton Project, proposes that over the long term, that better way might be to take infrastructure funding out of the hands of government officials — particularly federal officials — and largely automate it though the collection of user fees like road tolls and transit fares..."
"...The Hamilton Project, a think tank, notes that federal spending per 1,000 miles traveled per vehicle varies from $12 in Georgia to $98 in Alaska. A similar number of miles were driven in Tennessee and New Jersey, but Tennessee received 42% more federal funding..."
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