All Work and No Pay: Public Policy and the Internship Economy

Photo: Kaseya Blog The internship was once a foreign concept to the average American limited to the experiences of students of medicine. Today, it has become a staple of the millennial career trajectory. A 2015 study by the National Association of Colleges and Employers found that nearly two-thirds of graduating seniors had at least one […]

Economics & Trade Policy Politics and Governance

Why the Debt Ceiling is Bad Fiscal Policy

Imagine a federal policy so redundant, so archaic, and so inefficient that it fails to accomplish and even obstructs its intended objective. Now, not only is this policy an inhibition to proper governance, it frequently serves as a stage for theatrical performances from hardline politicians while threatening the historically rock solid foundation of American fiscal […]

Health & Social Policy Politics and Governance

How the Fight for Reproductive Rights Toppled One of the Nation’s Most Powerful Politicians

Photo Credit:┬áJonathan Ernst/Reuters Speaker of the House John Boehner created a media splash on Friday September 25, 2015 when he announced that he would be stepping down from both his post and seat in Congress at the end of October. His statement comes only a day after Pope Francis addressed a joint session of Congress, […]

Civil Rights Economics & Trade Policy LBJ School Politics and Governance

Julian Castro and the 50th Anniversary of HUD

On Wednesday September 9, Julian Castro — Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) — delivered the keynote address at the 2015 Reimagining Cities Conference, hosted at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs on the UT-Austin campus. The conference, which consisted of a series of panels and speeches emphasizing the importance of urban […]