Why is public policy so often reactive, convoluted, and obtuse? This political scientist has an explanation – and a way to start fixing it.
The Guardian and the New York Times have come out with excellent graphics looking at existing gun regulations by state and at the proposed federal gun regulations. Both raise the interesting question of how to regulate well.
This is an amazing map of every person counted by the 2010 US and 2011 Canadian censuses. The map has 341,817,095 dots – one for each person.
The dissident conservative economist Bruce Bartlett has written an excellent essay about how he was exiled from the conservative world because of the conclusions he drew about the Bush administration and the Great Recession.
People often point to our increasing life expectancy as an argument for raising the retirement age. But the gains have not been shared equally, and are not even as large as you might expect. These graphs tell the story.
Why Hurricane Sandy, like many disasters, may not actually prompt a response to climate change.
The New York Times has published a fascinating interactive tool that looks at the nine most competitive states. It’s going to be a great way to understand the returns as they come in tomorrow. Check it out!