Mark Blyth, professor of international political economy, comments on the effictiveness of the low-wage economy in the UK. “There’s no way for labor to push up wages since no one goes on strike anymore and the unions are weak."
Unhealthy Politics: The Battle over Evidence-Based Medicine, co-written by Public Policy program director Eric Patashnik, describes the U.S. medical system, the most advanced in the world, and its insufficient evaluation process of treatments that often become widespread.
Henry County, which the Tribune has revisited periodically since the election to gauge Trump support, also illustrates the political division that exists in Illinois and across the country in this presidency. Large metropolitan areas went to Clinton and remain scornful of the president. Rural regions supported Trump and remain generally supportive, though fissures are appearing. A Brown University poll conducted in June also revealed such cracks.
Professor Marc Genest, Area Study Coordinator for the Insurgency and Terrorism electives program at the U.S. Naval War College, and Capitol Hill veteran and Lecturer of Political Science and International Affairs at Brown University Richard Arenberg joined Dan Yorke State of Mind to discuss the NFL national anthem controversy, the Graham- Cassidy health care bill, and ongoing tensions with North Korea.
U.S. constitutional law blogs report on a brief filed at the Supreme Court by leading constitutional law scholars, including Taubman affiliate Professor Corey Brettschneider, arguing that the travel ban is based on unconstitutional anti-Muslim animus.
As Texans worry about the potential health effects from the flooded plant that led to a massive fire, political scientist Jeff Colgan wrote in his most recent op-ed that this type of incident is called a 'knock-on' effect of climate change and that political fights are likely to ensue over whose responsible for other 'knock-on' effects as the climate continues to warm.
In an op-ed published Thursday, political scientist Rose McDermott reassured that the skills students learn in the social sciences and the humanities will be even more essential as we head into a technological world.
This piece cites an article by Marc J. Dunkelman, a fellow in international and public affairs, where he explained why New Jersey didn't become the "metropolis of the world” in the way that New York eventually did.