The latest issue of the Weekly Picks from the Desk of David Morris details the future of our conversations on Big Data; how our Founding Fathers thought about the accumulation of wealth; corporate complaints about their tax “burden;” and local policy impact on public health.… Read More
In this first issue of the Weekly Picks from the Desk of David Morris, ILSR’s co-founder details stories of public library system from Dayton, Ohio; features the National League of Cities’ report on state level preemption; an innovative nonprofit in San Francisco’s interaction with the immigrant population; and much more…… Read More
Number of years the DOD has failed to satisfy a 1993 Congress mandate that all federal agencies be audited: 35
Amount of military spending that could not be account for as of 2016: $6.5 trillion.… Read More
Percent of population making under $50,000 in 2014: 48 percent.
Percent of those voting making under $50,000: 36 percent.
Percent of population making over $100,000: 22 percent.
Percent of those voting making over $100,000: 30 percent.… Read More
1947-1979 change in real income of poorest 20 percent of population: 122 percent.
Of richest 20 percent: 99 percent.
Change of richest 1 percent: 39 percent.
Change of richest .01 percent: 29 percent.… Read More
Number of U.S. states that mandate paid maternity leave: 4.
Number of countries that do: 185.
Maximum number of weeks of paid maternity leave in U.S. states: 16.
Number of countries that provide more than 16 weeks of paid maternity leave: 105.… Read More
Pell grants, awarded solely on need, are the largest single source of non-loan assistance to postsecondary education. Two thirds of Pell recipients enroll in public colleges and universities.
Fraction of tuition, fee, room and board expenses in public four-year colleges covered by Pell Grants in 1975: 79 percent.
In 2017: 29 percent.… Read More
In October FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announced, ““We’ve been energetic in advancing the public interest…over the past nine months…” Energetic? You bet. In the public interest? Not on your life.… Read More
In 2015, President Obama proposed making community college free nationwide. He pointed to a pilot free tuition program just being launched by Tennessee for recent high school graduates and might not have been aware of a free tuition program operating … Read More