Browsing posts tagged: Public Policy
Political Election Debates

Political debates are an important facet of modern election campaigns. How politicians frame an argument, how the audience perceives it, and how the media decides to display it are key components in analyzing the outcome of a political debate, and ultimately, an election. Drawing mainly on the functional theory of political campaign discourse, William L. […]

Australian Sport – Better by Design?

Australians have invested an enormous amount of emotional and physical capital in their sporting systems and structures. While Australian sport has many times been dissected from a historical and cultural perspective, there is little detailed analysis of sport’s relationship with government.The book focuses on sport policy, and examines the ways in which government has affected the […]

How the South Joined the Gambling Nation

A national map of legalized gambling from 1963 would show one state, Nevada, with casino gambling and no states with lotteries. Today’s map shows eleven commercial casino states, most of them along the Mississippi River, forty-two states with state-owned lotteries, and racetrack betting, slot-machine parlors, charitable bingo, and Native American gambling halls flourishing throughout the […]

The Art of War & The Prince

Collected here in one omnibus edition are Niccolò Machiavelli’s most import works, The Art of War and The Prince. It was Niccolò Machiavelli who essentially removed ethics from government. He did it with The Prince, when he asserted that The Prince (president, dictator, prime minister, etc.) does not have to be concerned with ethics, as […]

The AIDS Pandemic

In this collection of essays, Lawrence O. Gostin, an internationally recognized scholar of AIDS law and policy, confronts the most pressing and controversial issues surrounding AIDS in America and around the world. He shows how HIV/AIDS affects the entire population–infected and uninfected–by influencing our social norms, our economy, and our country’s role as a world […]

The American Health Economy Illustrated

With 150 original color charts and graphs, The Illustrated Guide to the American Health Care Economy is an attractive, user-friendly, one-of-a-kind resource on the economics of health care in the United States. Covering topics such as ‚How Is Each Health Care Dollar Spent?‘ and ‚Who Pays for Health Services?,‘ this comprehensive, accessible guide will be […]

The Panic Virus

WHO DECIDES WHICH FACTS ARE TRUE? In 1998 Andrew Wakefield, a British gastroenterologist with a history of self-promotion, published a paper with a shocking allegation: the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine might cause autism. The media seized hold of the story and, in the process, helped to launch one of the most devastating health scares ever. In the […]

Full Disclosure

Governments in recent decades have employed public disclosure strategies to reduce risks, improve public and private goods and services, and reduce injustice. In the United States, these targeted transparency policies include financial securities disclosures, nutritional labels, school report cards, automobile rollover rankings, and sexual offender registries. They constitute a light-handed approach to governance that empowers […]

Transforming Energy

Climate change will be an ecological and humanitarian catastrophe unless we move quickly to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions. Policy experts advise us that we need to make major changes to our lifestyles, and our governments need to agree globally binding treaties and implement market instruments like carbon taxes. This advice is a mistake: it treats […]

A Course in Public Economics

A Course in Public Economics, first published in 2004, explores the central questions of whether or not markets work, and if not, what is to be done about it. The first part of the textbook, designed for upper-level undergraduates and first-year graduate students, begins with an extended discussion of the two theorems of welfare economics. […]