Policy in Practice

What’s Wrong with Illinois? A Conversation on Corruption with Andy Shaw of the Better Government Association

Good government advocate Andy Shaw discusses the roots of Illinois corruption, the current state of good governance, and suggests ways to clean up Illinois and Chicago politics.

Why it’s time to raise the wage: An interview with State Rep. Christian Mitchell

Christian Mitchell is the State Representative for Illinois’ 26th district. He is one of the chief co-sponsors of House Bill...

Minimum Wage: The Nobel Thing to Do

Despite the widely held view that minimum wages generate unemployment, some Nobel-winning economists have argued that labor markets are more complex than predicted by economic theory.

Breaking the Ice: Political Stability and Economic Cooperation in East Asia

Japanese diplomat Yukio Okamoto discusses historically unresolved issues and an outlook for Japan, China, and South Korea reconciliation.

Stigma of Mental Illness: Where Can Public Policy Step In?

Mental illness is common, often serious, highly treatable, and sometimes curable – yet stigma and discrimination often stand in the way of people getting help. Patrick Corrigan provides insight into the role of public policy in addressing stigma.

The Estrogen Empire: Mayor Freeman-Wilson on Women in Politics

Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson speaks candidly about underrepresentation of women in politics, what it really takes to run for office, and shares the best career advice she ever received.

Progress and Progressivism: Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed on Governing Today’s American City

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed sits down to talk about being a pragmatic progressive and why that doesn’t have to be an oxymoron.

A Way Forward for the GOP: Beth Myers on Altering Perceptions of the Republican Party

Former Romney campaign manager Beth Myers shares her thoughts on the recent evolution of politics and the GOP.

The Business Roundtable: Viewpoints on US Economic Policy from America’s Leading Business Association

BRT President John Engler shares his views on the tax code, international trade, environmental regulations, and the Affordable Care Act.

Pakistan’s Economy: Fighting More than One War

Pakistan’s top economist, Dr. Mushtaq Khan, talks about the economy’s struggle with the war on terror, energy crisis, and fiscal mismanagement.

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