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College Students Offer Policy Ideas

The Roosevelt Institute, recipient of the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, has released 10 Ideas, a journal that elevates top student-generated policy proposals from across the country. Read More
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Survey Finds 62 Percent Global Decline in New Coal Plants

The Sierra Club’s third annual survey of the coal plant pipeline, Boom and Bust 2017, finds a 62 percent drop in new coal plant construction starts globally, including an 85 percent decline in new Chinese ... Read More
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Ranking Tech Companies on Digital Rights

The majority of telecommunications, internet, and mobile companies does not disclose sufficient information to their users about policies and practices affecting freedom of expression and privacy, according to the 2017 Ranking Digital Rights Corporate Accountability Index. Read More
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The Cost of Economic and Racial Segregation in Chicago

Economic and racial segregation cost the Chicago region billions of dollars each year, according to a report by the Metropolitan Planning Council and the Urban Institute with support from MacArthur and the Chicago Community Trust. Read More
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Neuroscience Could Reveal Criminal Intent

Researchers at Vanderbilt, Virginia Tech, and Yale universities have discovered that brain scans can identify differences between criminal intent and reckless behavior, in a study supported by the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Law and Neuroscience. Read More
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Baseline Report on MacArthur’s Initiative to Promote Midwifery in Mexico

This evaluation is to understand the starting points for the initiative with respect to midwifery and maternal health care in Mexico, training in professional midwifery, how professional midwifery is understood and its demand, and the legal ... Read More