Month: January 2014

Autopilot control in a small plane

Should the Safety Net Fly on Autopilot?

The safety net cushioned the U.S. economic fall remarkably well, suggest a panel of distinguished academics. Next recession it ought to deploy automatically, they add.

9 years ago
Arthur Lupia

Look in the Mirror to Find Social Science’s Champion

Addressing the value of social science, Skip Lupia argues it’s absolutely fair for Congress to hold the disciplines’ feet to the fire, and absolutely necessary for researchers themselves to come to their own defense.

9 years ago
Value for Money sign

‘Value for Money’ Is Not the Same as Quality in Higher Ed

In the past 15 years and across successive governments in the United Kingdom, the concept of value for money has been internalized throughout higher education. Here, the author of “Consuming Higher Education: Why Learning Can’t Be Bought” outlines why it is a problem to use student choice and value for money as a means of holding universities to account.

9 years ago

Video: Gauging the Size of the Safety Net’s Holes

During the Great Recession government programs were supposed to shelter the worst-hit Americans from the worst of the crisis. Did they, and what’s been the fallout since? Join us for a live broadcast answering those questions.

9 years ago

Senator Elizabeth Warren Among New Fellows of AAPSS

A new U.S. senator, the founder of Institute for Women’s Policy Research and the director of the Center for the Study of American Politics are among seven distinguished scholars named 2014 fellows of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.

9 years ago