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Growing Older But Not Old: Insight on Aging and Health

For many, growing older is not accompanied by life-limiting declines in health, according to a new study from the MacArthur Research Network on an Aging Society and published in the Journals of Gerontology. Read More
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Evaluating the ‘Cash for Clunkers’ Program

The Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS) launched during the height of the recession with the intention of stimulating the economy, creating jobs, and reducing emissions, was actually far more expensive per job created than alternative fiscal ... Read More
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MacArthur Grants to Help Strengthen American Democracy

Building on two years of grantmaking aimed at strengthening American democracy, the MacArthur Foundation today announced nine grants totaling more than $1.2 million to support information sharing and research. Read More
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Housing Policy Matters

A commentary by Vice President of U.S. Programs Julia Stasch, originally published in The Hill. Read More
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Encouraging Collaboration Toward Civic Technology Innovation

A guidebook published by Emerson College’s Engagement Game Lab describes how government, community organizations, and academic researchers can collaborate on developing new tools, processes, and knowledge for innovating civic life in cities. Read More
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Analyzing Illinois’ Budget

The analysis warns that the state’s fiscal 2014 budget may represent a high-water mark with future years bringing a sharp reduction in revenues and further consequences of the unresolved pension crisis. Read More
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Philanthropy Must Help Heal the Breakdown in Democracy

To do our best work, philanthropy needs both a healthy public sphere and sound public policy. We seek solutions to complex issues like climate change, criminal justice, health, and human rights. Read More