How do investment banks, specifically initial public offerings, affect government policy and vice versa?
Is there a cultural dynamic to groupthink? [more inside]
To what extent do cultural values affect foreign policy making between U.S. and China? [more inside]
I want to understand economic policy better, but I'm looking for a source that takes a specific type of approach. Help me find it, assuming it exists. [more inside]
How do I find policies that are actually in use, not future or the past? Specifically: How can I find EU actually-in-use policies (and if possible, if it's actually happening on the ground) in regards to second language education. [more inside]
Where can I find a concise health insurance reform argument-counterargument-countercounterargument talking point "tree"? e.g. my congressman, TM(R) says "you should be able to buy insurance from out of state..."; but Ezra Klein says that would yield a Race to the Bottom, like with credit card cos. TM says "...like we already do with auto insurance"; but an E.K. commenter says that with car insurance, the insurer must obey the insuree's state regs. (is this true?) So, do all of these exist in a boiled-down form somewhere? Basically, I'm looking for a site that sheds light on health insurance talking points the way skepticalscience.com does for climate.
How do I give good briefings? [more inside]
How should government change the way it provides services in response to the technological revolution happening around us? [more inside]
A question about Presidential power -- specifically, for the implementation of carbon reduction initiatives including a cap-and-trade system. [more inside]
Help me find illuminating, educating, eye-opening articles on immigration for a class I'm teaching at the Kennedy School of Government. [more inside]
What is the Democratic Party's official stance on the future of Iraq? If we were in power right now, what would we be doing differently? [more inside]
Are there any blogs/regularly updated web sites out there focusing on stem cells? I want to follow not only all the latest research (both successes and failures), but also ethics and related public policy so I'll know when to write my Congressperson. [more inside]
Can one choose a political affiliation based on factual evidence (especially in the economic realm)? [MI] [more inside]