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A Middle Course For the Middle Kingdom?

  • By
  • Daniel Kurtz-Phelan,
  • New America Foundation
January 2, 2014 |

Merit Aid Madness

  • By
  • Stephen Burd,
  • New America Foundation
October 10, 2013 |

America's Best Community Colleges 2013

  • By
  • Kevin Carey,
  • New America Foundation
August 26, 2013 |

A Halt in the Remorseless Consolidation of Airlines? | Washington Monthly

August 13, 2013

As Phillip Longman and Lina Khan explained in the March/April 2012 issue of the Washington Monthly, the slow-motion disaster produced by well-meaning airline deregulation efforts decades ago is culminating in a wave of mergers that not only have ...

How to Get Real Tax Fairness

  • By
  • Reid Cramer,
  • New America Foundation
August 12, 2013 |

Where Tech Innovation Is Happening | Washington Monthly

July 30, 2013

Yesterday I briefly discussed Barry Lynn's article from the July-August issue of the Washington Monthly arguing for a major federal effort to spur innovation in technology via antitrust actions and patent reform. At Ten Miles Square, Michael Mandel of ...

Estates of Mind

  • By
  • Barry C. Lynn,
  • New America Foundation
July 23, 2013 |

Primary Care Running on Empty | Washington Monthly

July 17, 2013

Phillip Longman wrote about the role of publicly subsidized teaching hospitals in encouraging over-specialization, and Haley Sweetland Edwards revealed the mysteries of a Medicare price-setting arrangement dominated by specialists' associations. But ...

Is Your 401 (k) Obsolete? | The Washington Monthly

February 7, 2013

Another idea, proposed by the New America Foundation, would be to build on the current Saver’s Credit, which currently provides a small federal tax credit for retirement savings by low-income workers. This proposal would dramatically expand the benefit by providing a refundable “match” and allowing it to apply to savings in shorter-term vehicles such as one-year certificates of deposit or U.S. savings bonds. This match would both beef up the emergency savings available for the workers who need it most and incentivize more savings as well.

The American Dream, Redeemed

  • By
  • Reid Cramer,
  • New America Foundation
January 14, 2013 |

Is the pursuit of the American Dream through homeownership just an elaborate bait and switch? It’s understandable why many might now think so. The collapse of the housing bubble has particularly devastated minority families who, after generations of discrimination in housing and mortgage lending, at last got a home of their own, only to find that it destroyed what little wealth they had.

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