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The Obama Administration’s stealth plan to remake the workplace

August 28, 2014
Liza Mundy, director of the breadwinning and caregiving program at the New America Foundation, notes that the first piece of legislation Obama signed after taking office in 2009 was the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which expanded the ability of workers to file equal-pay lawsuits. At that time, Democrats enjoyed majorities in both houses, which they lost in 2011 when the Republicans regained control of the House. “They had some successes with actual legislation at the beginning, but now that we have a divided government, it’s more stealth measures,” says Mundy.

The Other College Crisis | Fortune

June 27, 2014

A forthcoming report by the New America Education Policy Program argues that if elementary and high school teachers are preparing students for college, and the assessments they use provide meaningful information to colleges on student preparation, ...

Why Surfing the Web Could Become As Dreadful as Flying Economy Class

  • By
  • Danielle Kehl,
  • Sarah Morris,
  • New America Foundation
May 28, 2014 |

The Piketty Problem: Why Taxing the Rich Won't Solve Inequality

  • By
  • Rachel Black,
  • New America Foundation
May 9, 2014 |

Degreed Wants to Make Online Courses Count | Fortune

August 15, 2013

When it comes to gauging your education and qualifications, employers take the word of the college, which currently has a "stranglehold over the market for credentials that matter," argues New America Foundation education policy director Kevin Carey.

Simpson-Bowles: The Hangover | Fortune

February 13, 2012

Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, says her group is putting together a "road show" featuring supportive Members of Congress and Simpson-Bowles commissioners. It will kick off Feb. 26 in Boston with an event ...

Bipartisan Debt Control? Yes, It's Possible. | Fortune

January 20, 2011

Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, recently told the National Economists Club that there is now a serious, if still small, chance that this new Congress will adopt a debt control package that "lets the credit markets know our political system is working." ...

The End of Internet History?

  • By
  • Tim Wu,
  • New America Foundation
November 23, 2010 |

My book, "The Master Switch" asks a simple, age-old question: Is history destined to repeat itself? Is the great revolutionary medium of our times, the Internet, destined to follow the path of its ancestors, radio and the telephone, a path of increasing consolidation and uncompetitiveness, leading over time, to slow stagnation? Or is there something fundamentally different about our times that will keep the network open and competitive for the foreseeable future?

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Mint.Com Watches The Twittersphere Turn On It | Fortune

June 18, 2010

The Atlantic's business blogger, Megan McArdle, ran a piece today looking at some of the "facts" Mint was touting. The most obvious whoppers are the claims ...

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