How Cheaper Metro Passes and, Yes, Scooters Can Help Prevent Homelessness

LAist quoted Marlon Boarnet of the USC Price School on how different modes of transportation affect access to jobs by low-income workers in San Diego County. “They also need something that can work for them in terms of time cost,” said Marlon Boarnet, chair of the urban planning department at the University of Southern California.…

Tracking 101: How (constantly) taping candidates has changed our politics

North Country Public Radio quoted Christian Grose of the USC Dornsife College on the tracking of politicians. Christian Grose, a political scientist at the University of Southern California, said the practice of tracking political players on tape has spread pretty far from its roots. “One of the very first ones I can remember that was…

How will the Michael Cohen and Duncan Hunter scandals affect the November election? Here’s what our research finds.

The Washington Post published commentary by Abby Wood of the USC Gould School and Christian Grose of the USC Dornsife College on whether elected officials who violate campaign finance laws will be punished at the polls. The authors turned to the post-Watergate era when campaign finance violations were often in the headlines. Violations at that time told voters that a candidate was, at worst, corrupt or, at best, a disorganized manager, the authors wrote.

Our current political climate has enough parallels to the Watergate era that we suspect voters will react negatively to campaign finance violations again. We will find out Nov. 6.

United States Needs Cogent Immigration Law to Guide the Nation and its Values

The Globe Post published an op-ed by Frank V. Zerunyan of the USC Price School on US immigration law and American values. Frank V. Zerunyan: For almost 250 years the US has been enriched by immigrants, but no one has had the courage to pass comprehensive immigration reform to clearly state who can be welcomed…

Aguila shares data on elderly pensions, effective implementation at OECD conference in Paris

Research from USC Price School of Public Policy Assistant Professor Emma Aguila indicates that monthly disbursements provide greater health benefits. She presented these findings in June at the International Network for Pensions, Aging and Retirement Research (INPARR) Conference on Pensions at the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) in Paris.

The Latest: Family: Man Who Took Plane Was Warm, Gentle

The New York Times, in an Associated Press story, quoted Erroll Southers of the USC Price School on security aspects of the airport employee who stole a passenger plane in Seattle. Erroll Southers says Saturday that the unidentified man represents one of the greatest threats to aviation by being an insider cleared to have access…

Police Training and Procedures Discussion with Guests

Fox News Los Angeles affiliate KTTV-TV interviewed Jody Armour of the USC Gould School on police tactics and brutality. Jody Armour: There’s only so much training can do. Police officers are also human beings. It is hard to train people to remain rational in situation that is dangerous to them. We need to train people to avoid…

BIRD BATTLES: CITIES, RENTAL SHOPS, AND VIGILANTES TAKE AIM AT DOCKLESS E-SCOOTERS

L.A. Taco featured the controversy on stand-up electric scooters in Los Angeles. Marlon Boarnet of the USC Price School said there is a logic to the phenomenon — the need to gradually phase out carbon-fueled vehicles. He said they are helping to solve a long-standing problem in transportation: the “last mile.” There is a logic…

Is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Too Far Left for Hollywood?

The Hollywood Reporter quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School and Dan Schnur of the USC Annenberg School about House of Representatives nominee Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-NY) visit to Los Angeles. “Eric [Garcetti] is the establishment,” says Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, a senior fellow at the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy. “It’s so…