Politics

Patient Adherence in Chronic Illness

Introduction  In the chronic illness sphere, patient adherence to prescribed medications is a major predictor of successful outcomes. Previous studies have shown that 50-60 percent of patients with chronic illnesses miss doses, take the wrong dosages, or withdraw from treatment in the first year after being diagnosed. Lack of medication adherence is associated with poorer health outcomes, and 125,000 deaths each year in the … Continue reading

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Contentment Wanted: A Closer Look at America’s Labor Shortage

Ever since April’s disappointing jobs report—which showed an increase of only 260,000 jobs against projections of over 1 million—economists, labor market specialists, and employers have all been trying to locate the source of workers’ unwillingness to return to work. By now, the concert of variables are familiar to most—the generous unemployment supplement, lack of access to childcare, fear of the virus, and inadequate pay. What has gone largely unobserved in this raging debate, however, is another … Continue reading

America / Education / Politics / U.S. Domestic Policy

School Choice: A Bipartisan Solution to the Failures of Public Schools During the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Rose Laoutaris Introduction The issue of school choice has been debated for decades between parents, teachers, and politicians. While the idea is not necessarily new, the concept of school choice became popular after Milton Friedman published his book, “The Role of Government in Education,” and in response to the increasing control state and federal … Continue reading

Politics

Paying ransom money may be good business, but it’s bad policy.

Faced with a growing number of ransomware attacks in the US, companies and other entities must balance the ethics of engaging with cyber criminals and the economic impact of refusing to. Until the US government creates a clear policy framework for responding to this issue, hackers will continue to reap the benefits. The federal government … Continue reading

Politics

Moving Towards Durable Policy in the Executive Branch

Introduction Presidential transitions are a cumbersome and complex process, as presidents must make an inordinate number of bureaucratic appointments, closely review and revise the actions of their predecessors, and handle a host of other administrative and legislative tasks. While each of these processes are undoubtedly necessary for a new president, nearly all are being conducted … Continue reading