Harry Holzer talked about President Obama’s executive order that directed the Labor Department to recommend rules requiring businesses to pay more overtime to workers who had been exempted in the past. He also talked about the effort to raise the minimum wage and the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Today’s Journal explores the complicated efforts by schools to track graduate outcomes, something they’re increasingly expected to do as families want to know their investment in higher education will have a real payoff. But good intentions are often marred by bad data, and surveys of new graduates—the most common way schools check in—rarely yield valuable information, says Anthony Carnevale, director of the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce.
In a statement to POLITICO’s Mike Allen, Schumer said he supports an idea mentioned in E.J. Dionne’s column in The Washington Post to have a majority of members of the House force House Speaker John Boehner to allow a vote on the Senate-passed bill.
The political world stopped for a moment when Speaker John Boehner broke into the jaunty old Disney tune — “My, oh my, what a wonderful day” — after a news conference in which he threw in the towel on the debt ceiling fight.
‘Roaming the US with Mark Rom’ is a weekly Radio VR segment featuring Associate Professor of Public Policy, Mark Rom of Georgetown University. This week we discuss three issues with Rom: California water, US-Cuba relations, and banking.
"These studies suggest there's at least some people whose primary motivation to get a job is health insurance," said Tom DeLeire, a labor economist at Georgetown University and co-author of the Wisconsin study. "That is consistent with a lot of anecdotes you hear, but none of these studies show conclusively that losing coverage is the reason people are entering the labor force."
The reaction to the CBO study is an example of how willfully stupid — there’s no other word — the debate over Obamacare has become. Opponents don’t look to a painstaking analysis for enlightenment. They twist its findings and turn them into dishonest slogans. Too often, the media go along by highlighting the study’s political impact rather than focusing on what it actually says.