This book will prepare readers for the redistricting of congressional, state legislative, and local collegial bodies that will follow the 2010 Census. Almost every state legislature will devote extensive time to redrawing its own districts along with the state's congressional districts during 2010-2012. In addition, Charles S. Bullock reviews major court decisions that have set standards for redistricting, illustrates various gerrymandering techniques with helpful maps, and considers the consequences of past redistricting decisions. Book jacket.
v. 1. Abramovitz-collusion -- v. 2. Command economy-epistemic game theory -- v. 3. Equality-Hennipman -- v. 4. Hermann-Lange -- v. 5. Lardner-network goods (theory) -- v. 6. Neuroeconomics-Raymond -- v. 7. Real balances-stochastic volatility models -- v. 8. Stock price predictability-Zeuthen; Appendices and Index.
This encyclopedia features concise entries providing essential information on a range of subjects, including world affairs, science and technology, the arts, modern and ancient history, religion, sports, and popular culture.
Imagine getting a check from the government every month—$600 or $1,000 guaranteed. It’s happening in Finland and other countries, where pilot programs are being launched to test what is known as a “universal basic income.” Such programs, supporters argue, simplify the social safety net, combat poverty and income inequality, treat all citizens equally, and provide a cushion for workers, giving them latitude to take risks in the job market. But to afford such a program, opponents point out, the government would have to eliminate the rest of the safety net, such as Social Security, food stamps, and housing vouchers. A universal basic income, they argue, would take away the incentive to work, waste money on those who don’t need it, and come at the expense of targeted and effective programs that help the poor. Is the universal basic income the safety net of the future?
The Highway Trust Fund that helps finance road, bridge, mass transit, and other infrastructure projects across the United States is running out of money. Its revenue source, the federal gasoline tax, at 18.4 cents per gallon, has not changed since 1993. Some argue that Congress should raise the gasoline tax to fund infrastructure projects. But others oppose raising the tax, arguing that states should shoulder more of the costs. Should Congress raise the federal gasoline tax?
This in-depth chronicle of 110 families in Washington, DC's Opportunity Scholarship Program provides a realistic look at how urban families experience the process of using school choice vouchers and transform from government clients to consumers of education and active citizens.