Policy in Practice

Will Chicago suffer the same fate as Detroit?

Standard & Poor’s Senior Director Jane Ridley, who serves as S&P’s primary analyst for Detroit, recounts the factors that drove Detroit to bankruptcy and explains why the Windy City is unlikely to go bust.

No Opposition Party is an Island: Taiwan’s Defense and Domestic Politics

Newly elected DPP Secretary-General and opposition party member Dr. Joseph Wu discusses upcoming elections, mainland China, and Taipei’s defense posture as part of the wider US-Asia/Pacific rebalancing effort.

Making Sure Healthcare Reaches the Young Invincibles

Chicago Policy Review talks with Rory O’Sullivan, Deputy Director of Young Invincibles, a national non-profit organization, on its role in expanding ACA healthcare coverage to hard-to-reach younger populations.

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.

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