Law & Politics

The Economics of Human Smuggling

Policymakers can fight human smuggling with economics.

Pirating for Innovation

Are content providers pulling the wool over our eyes? Is piracy actually good for innovation?

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Keeping up with the Jonesing

Methadone clinics aren't dangerous. Convenience stores are.

Regulation vs. Reality: Protecting the Rights of Migrant Workers

Improving regulations governing migrants to Jordan could improve the lives of hundreds of thousands of laborers.

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Working Out: The Benefits of a Transitional Jobs Program for Ex-Offenders

A prisoner reentry program just might be the holy grail of job creation. If only politicians cared.

Protesters and Pepper Spray

Police action is quieting the public square.

Pushing Open the Doors: Immigration Reform After the Disaster In Haiti

How one expert helped change U.S. migration policy---and why he wants barriers to drop even further.

Postdisaster Housing Policy: Lessons from Katrina

How can we best support low-income survivors after natural disasters?

Crime and the Courts: The Future of Criminal Justice In the City

A leading legal advocate argues that strong courts are not only behind public safety, but public health and trust as well.

Most Unequal, More Separate: How Income Segregation Skyrocketed In U.S. Cities

A pair of researchers explain why our cities have been pulled apart and how we can mend them back together.

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