Political ties may yield taxpayer boost for private housing developers in Portland
The Oregonian quoted Frank Zerunyan of the USC Price School on how political ties may help private housing developers in Portland.
Proposed noncitizen voting in Boston not seen as likely for other areas
Boston Heraldquoted Jeffery Jenkinsof the USC Price School about opposition to a local ordinance that would allow non-citizens to vote. “Republicans would never be for it. So that would definitely limit its traction elsewhere,” said Jeffery A. Jenkins, professor of public policy, political science and law at University of Southern Read more…
In Radical Markets, Eric A. Posner and E. Glen Weyl envision new rules for markets in order to limit the tyranny of monopolies and majority rule. Their aim, with 5 revolutionary ideas to cure what they see as the most important issue of our time: inequality.
What are some of these “radical” ideas, and does our panel think they are the revolutionary ideas we need?
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In Radical Markets, Eric A. Posner and E. Glen Weyl envision new rules for markets in order to limit the tyranny of monopolies and majority rule. Their aim, with 5 revolutionary ideas to cure what they see as the most important issue of our time: inequality. What are some of Read more…
Transparency and the Federal Election Commission
Does transparency enhance the ability for voters to evaluate candidates for office, and reward those candidates who are transparent and honest? Did the random audit policy formerly used by the Federal Election Commission (FEC) have positive benefits for both citizens and candidates? We theorize that increased transparency creates a stronger democratic process by providing more information to voters about candidates.
We Are Better Than This
Edward Kleinbard on How Government SHOULD Spend Our Money December 2, 2014 1:30pm to 3:00pm Transcript Join the Bedrosian Center in a conversation with Edward D. Kleinbard about his new book We Are Better Than This: How Government Should Spend Our Money. Kleinbard is the Johnson Professor of Law and Business at the USC Gould School of Read more…
Kleinbard tells us the hard truths
by Justine Dodgen Edward D. Kleinbard’s solution to America’s economic inequality might seem pretty revolutionary. Last month, The LA Times quoted Kleinbard as saying, “the left sees me as a Wall Street Journal Satanist, and the right as a stealth Marxian bent on destroying free enterprise.” When you have a plan Read more…
The Judicial Business Cycle
Governance Salon featuring Nancy Stuadt, University of Southern California Staudt’s talk investigates the effects of macroeconomic trends on judicial decision making in the federal context. Nancy Staudt, a nationally renowned tax and tax policy scholar, is the inaugural holder of the Edward G. Lewis Chair in Law at USC Read more…
Tax Expenditure Framework Legislation
SPPD Governance Salon featuring Edward Kleinbard, USC Gould School of Law April 7, 2010 Abstract:Explicit federal outlays are determined through elaborate budget procedural rules (framework laws), but tax expenditures in many respects fall outside these established Congressional procedures. The preparation of the annual federal budget therefore privileges tax subsidies over Read more…