Archbridge Insider November 2017


Barriers to Economic Mobility

One of the biggest barriers to economic mobility is the impact of proliferating occupational licensing requirements. This has been documented by the Institute for Justice and was discussed as one barrier to economic mobility by Richard V. Reeves of the Brookings Institution in his recent book Dream Hoarders . However, the exact relationship between occupational licensing and economic mobility has not been thoroughly explored. To fill this research gap, our newly released Policy & Analysis piece, from authors Brian Meehan, Edward Timmons, and Andrew Meehan, does just that. The authors link changes in mid- to […]

On genetics and social mobility: why Toby Young’s structural inequality argument is not science


Is intelligence determined by genetic factors? Questions such as this are regularly being debated, a recent example having been an article by Toby Young on what schools can be expected to achieve in light of scientific evidence on cognitive ability. Leon Feinstein explains what science actually says, and, most importantly, what it doesn’t say about heritability.

In October 2017 Teach First published a blog stating that genes place very substantial limitations on the role of schools. The blog was pulled the next day. The author was Toby Young, one of the leading figures in the Free Schools movement, and […]

Essay about inequality between rich and poor nations


CLICK HERE Essay about inequality between rich and poor nations

28 Feb 2013 The topic is: The inequality between rich and poor nations is now wider than In this essay, some reasons and solutions of this concern will be The inequality between rich and poor nations is now wider than it has ever been before. There is a noticeable gap between the rich nations and the poor nations and it is getting bigger with IELTS Opinion Essays Discuss and Give Opinion A generation ago , there was no noticable difference between industrialized and developing countries since both nations integrated […]

State schools must become engines of economic mobility again: New York State is onto something

Serve low-income students

Serve low-income students (Albans, Michael) For decades, America’s public flagship universities offered a reasonably priced shot at higher education for millions of bright students in the states where they were brought up. Sadly, those days are waning, as the race for affluent out-of-state students begins to crush the ambitions of students with financial need-and, may soon, deprive our nation of their talents.

Amid ongoing debate about former U.S. Secretary of Education William Bennett’s hypothesis — that rising student aid spurs rising tuition — one thing is clear: Students willing to pay full freight are a prized commodity for American colleges […]

Economic Mobility in DC Lower Than Neighboring Counties


It’s a conundrum: DC’s economy is growing at a healthy clip, yet not everyone is benefiting. Poverty remains high almost 10 years into an economic recovery, and the gap in unemployment rates between Black residents and White residents is growing . This shouldn’t be happening, right?

Unfortunately, these disappointing results are predictable, given the District’s high level of racial segregation, and the high rate of income inequality. Research confirms that both contribute to a low likelihood that children who grow up in poverty will end up better off as adults. In fact, DC children in the lowest 25 percent of […]

With BP settlement claims winding down, Lafayette lawyer Patrick Juneau turns attention to Takata air bag recall

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Five years and about $11 billion later, Lafayette lawyer Patrick Juneau is nearly finished with administering BP’s oil spill settlement program, which compensated victims of the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history. But he has already begun working on his next assignment: overseeing the largest recall in U.S. history, the almost $1.3 billion settlement tied to Takata… ( continue reading )
Five years and about $11 billion later, Lafayette lawyer Patrick Juneau is nearly finished with administering BP’s oil spill settlement program , which compensated victims of the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history.

But he has already begun […]

With BP settlement claims winding down, Lafayette lawyer Patrick Juneau turns attention to Takata air bag recall

NObpsettle012.jpg

Five years and about $11 billion later, Lafayette lawyer Patrick Juneau is nearly finished with administering BP’s oil spill settlement program, which compensated victims of the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history. But he has already begun working on his next assignment: overseeing the largest recall in U.S. history, the almost $1.3 billion settlement tied to Takata… ( continue reading )
Five years and about $11 billion later, Lafayette lawyer Patrick Juneau is nearly finished with administering BP’s oil spill settlement program , which compensated victims of the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history.

But he has already begun […]

With BP settlement claims winding down, Lafayette lawyer Patrick Juneau turns attention to Takata air bag recall

NObpsettle012.jpg

Five years and about $11 billion later, Lafayette lawyer Patrick Juneau is nearly finished with administering BP’s oil spill settlement program, which compensated victims of the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history. But he has already begun working on his next assignment: overseeing the largest recall in U.S. history, the almost $1.3 billion settlement tied to Takata… ( continue reading )
Five years and about $11 billion later, Lafayette lawyer Patrick Juneau is nearly finished with administering BP’s oil spill settlement program , which compensated victims of the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history.

But he has already begun […]

With BP settlement claims winding down, Lafayette lawyer Patrick Juneau turns attention to Takata air bag recall

NObpsettle012.jpg

Five years and about $11 billion later, Lafayette lawyer Patrick Juneau is nearly finished with administering BP’s oil spill settlement program, which compensated victims of the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history. But he has already begun working on his next assignment: overseeing the largest recall in U.S. history, the almost $1.3 billion settlement tied to Takata… ( continue reading )
Five years and about $11 billion later, Lafayette lawyer Patrick Juneau is nearly finished with administering BP’s oil spill settlement program , which compensated victims of the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history.

But he has already begun […]

Economists: Inequality grows faster in US and UK

Every three years, all Nobel Prize winners in economics are invited to gather in the tranquil setting of the German island of Lindau to meet a selection of bright young economists and discuss the state of their profession. But this year such tranquility was challenged by worrying political developments across the globe. Perhaps unexpectedly, one of the central themes of the meeting became what to do about inequality.

While not all laureates would go as far as Jean Tirole, the 2014 Nobel Prize winner who said that economic inequality itself is a form of “market failure,” it is clear that […]