Arno Simons The idea that public policy should be informed by scientific knowledge has great appeal. There is a growing understanding among politicians, the media and the public that decision making—especially on complex issues such as climate change and biodiversity—must include a scientific evaluation of the underlying problems and theContinue Reading

Francesco Laruffa Social investment is an increasingly influential approach – both among policymakers and social policy scholars – which emphasizes the economic benefits of welfare state interventions. Improving people’s education, for example, not only ameliorates their wellbeing but also their productive potential, thereby contributing to economic growth. Critics of thisContinue Reading

Thank you for visiting our blog. We will make every effort to post new items on our blog at least once per week, beginning in October, 2021. Our intent it add useful information on various topics, which may include: Environmental Justice issues, what is happening politically in Washington and SacramentoContinue Reading