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GDP Center Hosts Joseph Stiglitz For Inaugural Paul Streeten Lecture | The Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies

April 1, 2019 The Global Development Policy (GDP) Center, an affiliated center of the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, held the Inaugural Paul Streeten Distinguished Lecture in Global Development Policy on March 29th, 2019 featuring Joseph E. Stiglitz, Nobel Prize-winning economist and professor at Columbia University. The Paul Streeten …

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President Trump Cannot Hide His Tax Returns From Congress

Introduction and summary Donald Trump has reneged on a promise he made nearly four years ago to release his tax returns publicly. By keeping his returns hidden, he has broken the precedent every president and major party nominee for president has followed over the past 40 years. His actions also …

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News – More, More, More

Looking to leverage the momentum of successful teacher strikes in California, Arizona, Oklahoma, West Virginia, and elsewhere over the past year, the American Federation of Teachers has launched a six-figure advertising campaign claiming that 25 states “spend less on K-12 education than before the Great Recession” and calling attention to …

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Budgeting the Future

Introduction and summary The U.S. economy finds itself at a crossroads of overlapping challenges. Long-term productivity and economic growth are low, while income and wealth inequality are high. Meanwhile, the country faces a series of challenges: from collapsing economic security for middle- and working-class Americans to climate change and more.1 …

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Trump punts health care until after 2020 – POLITICO

President Donald Trump‘s Justice Department endorsed last week a federal court ruling to eliminate the Affordable Care Act in its entirety. | Andrew Harnik/AP Photo White House Just last week the president had seemed to go all in on a new effort to wipe out Obamacare. By QUINT FORGEY and …

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The President As Adolescent Bully

At his rally Thursday night in Grand Rapids, President Trump delighted supporters by publicly unveiling his derisive nickname for Adam Schiff, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee. “Little pencil neck Adam Schiff” — he announced, pausing for the crowd to jeer — “he’s got the smallest, thinnest neck I’ve …

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