The Economic Case for Better Wages

Billionaire venture capitalist, Nick Hanauer, strikes again. We’ve highlighted Hanauer’s past efforts to explain how economic policies that put the middle class front and center are better for the economy overall. PBS’ series Making Sen$e recently shined a spotlight on … Continue reading

More People Insured, More Opposition to the ACA

A slight majority of Americans believe it’s not the federal government’s responsibility to ensure that all Americans have health coverage. Before the Affordable Care Act went into effect, a majority had the opposite view. In fact, back in 2006, 69% … Continue reading

Support for Government Regulation Declines

Half of Americans believe there is too much government regulation, according to a new poll from Gallup. Gallup’s interpretation of why echoes that common refrain—Americans don’t like their government: A number of Americans view the federal government negatively, and it’s … Continue reading

Feds Try to Up Their “Hip Quotient”

We’ve mentioned before that the federal government is experiencing a wave of retirements, meaning it needs to attract new employees—preferably young, tech-savvy, creative employees. But long, boring job descriptions and dull websites can be a turn-off to those twenty-somethings looking … Continue reading

How “Intrapreneurship” Can Improve Government

Technological innovation can provide much-needed disruption to the “but this is how we’ve always done it” mentality businesses and government can get stuck in. But government rarely faces competition from private entities that push innovation. So government has to be … Continue reading