Conventional wisdom has it that the competitive market system driven by profit motive is a self-regulating arrangement that ensures optimum economic efficiency and welfare. This economistic ideology, so it is assumed, works well, though state intervention may be necessary, through appropriate taxes and subsidies to solve the problems of “externalities” and “unfair” income distribution.
Democratic women and men are statistically indistinguishable from one another, as are their GOP colleagues. The Lugar Center doesn’t have data for the House, except for the 113th Congress. But the results from that lone Congress certainly don’t help the conventional wisdom. Republican women and men’s scores don’t differ. Among Democrats, though, women are actually less bipartisan than men.
"Bribes to high government officials are more likely when contract awarding authority is vested in opaque institutions," said Paasha Mahdavi, an assistant professor at Georgetown University's McCourt School of Public Policy.
On May 19, USAID Administrator Gayle Smith delivered the commencement address to graduates of the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University. While still in her first year leading USAID, she has fundamentally shaped the pattern of US foreign assistance over the past eight years, and led the effort that generated the US Government’s first-ever Presidential Policy Directive on Development.
Reaching out to millennials, the House speaker urges them to look past Trump and focus on the GOP agenda. Ryan held a live-streamed forum with students at Georgetown University's McCourt School of Public Policy, arguing that – current Republican presidential candidates aside – young people should vote GOP if they want to preserve their future.
For one, African-American college graduates are overrepresented in some of the lowest-paying majors and underrepresented in some of the nation’s fastest growing and highest paying fields, according to a February study released by Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce. That’s in part because black students are more likely that their white peers to attend less-selective and often less-resourced schools, which may not have the money to support a wide variety of science and technology majors.
Mo Elleithee, executive director of the Georgetown Institute of Politics and Public Service, worked on the Clinton campaign in 2008. "We were behind," Elleithee said. "We had a late burst of momentum. But the math was never there for us."