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Len Nichols in New York Times | '2 Plans and Many Questions on the Uninsured'

February 23, 2008

2 Plans and Many Questions on the Uninsured (New York Times)

Brandy Coons is what health economists call a free rider.

She may not fully appreciate it, but her decision to go without health insurance, like millions of similarly situated Americans, has become central to the pre-eminent policy dispute of the Democratic presidential campaign. ...

New America in New York Times Online | 'For Cuba Experts, Castro Presents Opportunity for Change'

February 19, 2008

For Cuba Experts, Castro Presents Opportunity for Change (New York Times blog/The Lede)

...While some experts saw change already afoot, others on a conference call convened today by the New America Foundation were fiercely critical of Washington’s refusal to end its economic embargo of Cuba, including strict travel restrictions.

Jeffrey Lewis in New York Times | 'U.S. to Attempt to Shoot Down Faulty Satellite'

February 15, 2008

U.S. to Attempt to Shoot Down Faulty Satellite (New York Times)

Jeffrey G. Lewis, an arms control specialist at the New America Foundation, warned that China would cite the intercept to justify its antisatellite test last year.

Describing the Elephant

  • By
  • Michael Lind,
  • New America Foundation
February 10, 2008 |

As George W. Bush enters his final year as president, the struggle to succeed him has revealed deep disagreements about the definition of post-Bush conservatism. Two new books by former members of the Bush administration contribute to this debate.

Len Nichols in New York Times | 'Wal-Mart: The New Washington'

February 3, 2008

Wal-Mart: The New Washington (New York Times)

“Wal-Mart is trying to assume the responsibility that their size confers on them,” said Len Nichols, health economist at the New America Foundation, which supports universal health coverage. “It’s a challenge to the government to step up to the plate.”

Michael Dannenberg in NY Times | 'U.S. Ignores Finding on Lender'

January 26, 2008

U.S. Ignores Finding on Student Lender (The New York Times)

Michael Dannenberg, director of the education policy program at the New America Foundation in Washington, sharply criticized the department’s decision to seek less than the amount identified in the audit.

Ted Widmer in The New York Times | 'What Would Obama Say?'

January 20, 2008

What Would Obama Say? (New York Times)

Ted Widmer, a historian at Brown University said that Mr. Obama’s speeches “were perfect for getting to where he was early in the race, but I think now that we’re in a serious campaign, it would be helpful to hear more concrete proposals.”

“There’s more to governing, there’s more to being president, than speechwriting,” he added.


Steven Hill's NYT Letter to the Editor Regarding Krugman Column, Europe's Social Contract

January 11, 2008

Paul Krugman calls Europe the "comeback continent" because of its resurging economy, yet repeats another stereotype -- Americans pay less in taxes than Europeans. The situation actually is more complex.

For their taxes, Europeans receive many benefits for which most Americans must pay additional fees and payments out of pocket. Many Americans, if they have health care at all, are paying for escalating premiums and deductibles. Other Americans are saving $100,000 for each of their children's college education, yet European children attend for free or nearly free.

Sherle Schwenninger Quoted in NY Times | News Analysis on the Economy

January 8, 2008
The Debate Over How and How Long - News Analysis on the Economy (New York Times)
“It would mean much more of the stimulus actually goes to creating jobs,” said Sherle R. Schwenninger, head of the economic growth program at the New America Foundation...
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