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News August 7, 2017

What Does the Seattle Experience Teach Us About Minimum Wages?

Jesse Rothstein
In this op-ed, Hamilton Project Director Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach and THP author Jesse Rothstein discuss a recent study examining the effect of raising the …
News July 18, 2017

How You Can Help Save Local Kids From Going Hungry This Summer

For many children, summer vacation evokes images of their favorite foods: backyard barbecues, fresh farmer’s market produce, s’mores by the campfire and frozen…
News July 6, 2017

Rule Reversal: How the Feds Can Challenge State Regulation

An oft-repeated observation is that government works best when it is closest to the people. But when local and state governments are unduly influenced by speci…
Commentary June 28, 2017

Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach Testifies on Useful, Usable and Relevant Data in Education Research

On June 28, 2017, Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach testified before the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce on "Exploring Opportunities to Strengthe…
News June 16, 2017

Are the Trump administration’s proposed food stamp cuts justified?

In this Washington Post opinion blog, Hamilton Project Director Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach and Heritage Foundation Senior Research Fellow Robert E. Rector deb…
News June 13, 2017

The Growing Employer Abuse of the Non-Compete Clause

In this op-ed, Hamilton Project Policy Director Ryan Nunn discusses the growing employer abuse of non-compete clauses, which contributes to the supression of w…
May 23, 2017

Across-the-Board Spending Cuts Do Not Make Children or the Economy Healthier

The difficult realities and constraints facing the U.S. federal budget, coupled with the evident value of investing in children and families, raise a complex q…
News April 6, 2017

To Improve Unemployment Insurance, It’s Time to Revisit an Old Idea

In this op-ed, Hamilton Project Policy Director Ryan Nunn revisits a old policy proposal by economists Shavell and Weiss that would change the payment structur…
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