A paper co-authored by Watson economist Justine Hastings adds to growing evidence that for every additional dollar in food stamp benefits recipients get, nearly all of it goes into buying additional food.
Narges Bajoghli in Al-Monitor, "American universities have been quick to respond. Presidents from the United States’ leading colleges and universities have individually and jointly sent letters to Trump, including a widely publicized letter from 47 university presidents stressing that the executive order threatens American higher education."
Applying for food stamps usually indicates that a household is struggling financially, but a new Brown study co-authored by Justine Hastings, professor of economics, reveals that families spend more for the same amount of food once they are using taxpayer funded benefits.
In the Choices Program's latest Teaching with the News lesson, "President Trump's Executive Order on Immigration and Refugee Policy: Source Reliability and Analysis," students will explore the varying opinions on the order while considering bias and the audience.
To give perspective on the widespread disapproval of Trump's executive orders, Peter Andreas, professor of international studies and political science, comments on the historical purposes of walls and the connotations it invokes.
Michael Kennedy in publicseminar.org, "There is an overwhelming sense of momentum. Although the size of the protest was probably less than half of what it was for the #WomensMarch, many showed up on a chilly overcast day for an event only planned the night before."