Blogs


David Schlinkert

The Emigration of Arizona’s Economic Growth
David Schlinkert

For three years I was a caseworker at a refugee resettlement agency in Phoenix. I saw single mothers from the Democratic Republic of Congo commute by bus for three hours a day to two different jobs, and then spend their nights learning English with their children.


David Schlinkert

Negotiators debate intent, reality and future of NAFTA
David Schlinkert

PUEBLA, Mexico – The recent wave of protectionism combined with an emphasis on short-term returns have clouded the United States’ vision regarding NAFTA’s mutual benefits, a leader of an international business organization told the fourth annual North American Process Symposium.


Bill Hart

Juvenile Justice
Bill Hart

Adults never tire of lamenting the behavior of the younger generation. “What’s wrong with these kids?” we ask. But the question facing Arizona today – while equally baffling – is more like “What’s right with these kids?”
That’s because teenagers here and elsewhere in the country have been turning away from crime in remarkable numbers, according to federal and state-level data. And nobody’s sure why.


Joseph Garcia

Arizona ranks 46th for kids’ well-being, with a cloudy future
Joseph Garcia

It’s tough being a kid.

For a variety of reasons, that’s especially true in Arizona.

Arizona ranks among the bottom five in the nation in the 2017 KIDS COUNT Data Book, a yearly analysis of 16 indicators regarding children’s health, family and economic well-being.


Dan Hunting

Used cars and teachers: Sometimes markets work in unexpected ways
Dan Hunting

Are new teachers like used cars? Maybe a little bit.


Thomas Morton

Preventing neglectful supervision: Where should strategy begin?
Thomas Morton

• A mother is folding clothes in the bedroom. Her 2-year-old slips out the sliding-glass door leading to the backyard. Twenty minutes later he is found face down and unresponsive in the backyard pool.


Thom Reilly

Arizona's independents can bridge political divide
Thom Reilly, Steve M. Titla

Voters today are not so much shaped by news as the news is shaped for them. In cafeteria-style format, we consume news from a personalized menu that, in addition to informing us, satisfies our appetite for reinforcing our individual beliefs.


Dan Hunting

United Airlines, economics and public policy

Dan Hunting

The recent incident on United Airlines should serve as an informative lesson for those interested in public policy. We’ve all seen the video of Dr. David Dao, who was violently dragged off a United Airlines flight so that his seat could be given to a crew member needed to staff another flight. The episode is a case of basic economics gone haywire.


Sarah Porter

The Future of Desalination in Arizona
Sarah Porter

Is desalination the answer to Arizona’s future water supply challenges?

According to the expert panelists at last week’s Kyl Center for Water Policy Leaders Roundtable, desalinated water is not likely to become Arizona’s next major water supply, but it may become a bigger part of some Arizona communities’ water portfolios.


Joseph Garcia

Discouraged/optimistic about AZ Latino education
Joseph Garcia

There is no way to feel anything but both discouraged and optimistic when considering Latino education in Arizona.

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