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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

Healthcare

Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare

Introduction  Artificial Intelligence (AI) has already begun to transform industries around the world and is continuously evolving in both the public and private sectors. AI has been shown to increase business productivity by up to 40% and is predicted to help grow the global GDP $15.7 trillion in total by 2030.  In health care, AI applications are projected to improve outcomes by 30-40% and reduce treatment costs by nearly 50%. Despite these seemingly positive outcomes, the ethical and legal challenges of … 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

Healthcare

Downstream Impact of Telehealth on Health Care Overuse

Telehealth exploded this past year and is expected to continue to make up a significant portion of health spending. Still, the overconsumption of healthcare remains a pressing concern in health policy, and it is important to consider how this new care model may combat or contribute to this issue. Patients receiving unnecessary or even potentially … 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

America / Economy / Energy / Environment

Confronting the Concerns Surrounding Green Hydrogen

Introduction Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe and has the potential to reduce anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions and decarbonize our planet. What makes hydrogen vital is its capability to be a clean, safe and flexible energy carrier. Additionally, when combusted to generate heat or electricity, it produces water. These characteristics make it … Continue reading