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Asian Development Bank Report Underscores Economic Need to Address Climate Change

Blog Post by: Neil Bhatiya , on August 21, 2014

A new report from the Asian Development Bank underscores the cost of waiting to address the effects of climate change in South Asia. TCF policy associate Neil Bhatiya has the details.

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Education

Diverse Charter School Opens in Nashville

Blog Post by: Mercedes Gonzalez , on August 21, 2014

Members of Valor Collegiate Academy's inaugural fifth grade class. Photo credit: Valor Collegiate Academy.

A new charter school opened up in Nashville, TN earlier this month. TCF education intern Mercedes Gonzales writes that Valor’s innovative new model “incorporates an impressive mix of racial and socioeconomic diversity—as well as ambitious academic goals—at the heart of its strategic plan.”

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Foreign Policy

Remembering Climate Hawk Jim Jeffords

Blog Post by: Neil Bhatiya , on August 20, 2014

This week, Jim Jeffords, the former senator from Vermont, passed away at the age of 80. TCF's Neil Bhatiya looks back at the career of one of the few Senators to speak openly about climate change in a bipartisan way.

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Workers & Economic Inequality

Inverting the Competition: TCF Fellow Ed Kleinbard Reveals the Real Reason Why American Companies Are Selling Out

Blog Post by: Michael Cassidy , on August 20, 2014

A tax loophole is allowing American companies to avoid paying billions of dollars in corporate taxes. TCF policy associate Mike Cassidy explains TCF fellow Ed Kleinbard’s simple plan to end inversions and bring that tax revenue back home.

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Education

Thin Contracts Can Provide a Good Balance

Blog Post by: Kyra Littlejohn , on August 19, 2014

Just one in eight charter schools is unionized, but TCF intern Kyra Littlejohn says that Amber Charter School’s “thin contract” could point the way forward for other charter schools to provide for greater teacher voice.

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Foreign Policy

Ferguson Could Happen Anywhere

Blog Post by: Jacob Anbinder , on August 15, 2014

Yes, the police crackdown in Ferguson, Missouri, was about racial tension. But TCF policy associate Jake Anbinder reminds us that federal criminal justice policy made this week’s excesses possible. “The federal bureaucracy,” Anbinder writes, “would much rather arm local police to the teeth than help them improve the way they serve their communities.”

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Workers & Economic Inequality

Jesus Was a Keynesian

Blog Post by: Michael Cassidy , on August 14, 2014

We can’t literally turn five loaves and two fishes into food for thousands. But thanks to fiscal multipliers, we can turn $100 of spending on food stamps into $180 in economic activity. TCF policy associate Mike Cassidy explains how.

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Workers & Economic Inequality

Wanted: A More Aggressive MTA, Part 1

Blog Post by: Jacob Anbinder , on August 13, 2014

Are shopping malls the solution to the MTA’s financial woes? TCF policy associate Jacob Anbinder says that developing the areas around some of the system’s least-used stations could help to offset some of MTA’s operating deficits.

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Education

Separate but Unequal in College Greek Life

Blog Post by: Clio Chang , on August 12, 2014

TCF policy associate Clio Chang investigates elitism from the frat house to the fortune 500 and finds that Greek systems at the nation's elite colleges and universities are exacerbating class divides.

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Foreign Policy

The Case for an Air-Travel Carbon Tax

Blog Post by: Neil Bhatiya, Jacob Anbinder , on August 11, 2014

TCF's Jacob Anbinder and Neil Bhatiya, examine the potential for carbon taxes on air travel within the U.S, in a piece for The Fiscal Times.

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