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Accidental Dissent: Athens to Sochi

By at March 7, 2014 | 9:00 am | 0 Comment

Accidental Dissent: Athens to Sochi

As we watch Team USA rack up Olympic currency, we might consider why humans are fascinated by physical benchmarks, feats of the flesh. There are reasons why today’s brilliant minds—poets, the scientific community, great thinkers of any sort—don’t enjoy a… Read the rest

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Private vs State-Owned Enterprises: A Meta-Assessment Approach for the Commonwealth & Beyond

By at October 22, 2013 | 1:15 pm | 0 Comment

Private vs State-Owned Enterprises: A Meta-Assessment Approach for the Commonwealth & Beyond

Effusive and politically-driven ownership policies will continue to divide opinion.  Until empirical ambiguities are made clear, the public can begin to concern itself with known externalities instead of reflexive support for, or opposition to, privatizing public services.  This report addresses… Read the rest

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The “STEM Shortage” and Immigration

By at October 7, 2013 | 3:16 pm | 0 Comment

The “STEM Shortage” and Immigration

Why High-Tech America Calls for More Foreign Guestworkers and Better Educational Pipelines

With America’s STEM students and workforce atop world rankings, the pseudoscience of demanding more and better science (and technology, and engineering, and

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Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Pension Systems

By at June 20, 2013 | 10:45 am | 0 Comment

As the discussions of state budgetary woes reach an unprecedented pitch, this article argues that the most pervasive reforms in the Commonwealth’s pension system have come from market failure and corporate activism in policy decisions.  Tax breaks for large businesses,… Read the rest

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