Ganesh Sitaraman and I edited a new collection of essays on public options. The authors include Mallory SoRelle and Suzanne Mettler, Jon Michaels, Jacob Hacker, Alison Hoffman, Shelley Welton, Mehrsa Baradaran, and more. Cambridge University Press has made the book available online here. Have a look!
I was honored to be invited to give the Pugh Lecture at the University of San Diego on Monday, April 12, 2021. The announcement is here and a summary is here. I will post the lecture on SSRN shortly.
On February 25, 2021, I had the chance to talk about public options at Dartmouth’s Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy. The talk and a summary are here.
In this piece in the Boston Review, I point out the ordinary but tragic choices facing parents — mostly mothers — as they care for children during the pandemic. Mothering work has been mostly invisible during the COVID crisis, as it usually is. But the pandemic has made the job both harder to do (withContinue reading “Mothering in a Pandemic”
The headline: “Tax whisperer Anne Alstott: what our tax code reveals about our national character.” Find the podcast here.
Ganesh and I appeared on WGBH’s Boston Public Radio with Jim Braude and Margery Eagen. And Robert Kuttner of The American Prospect interviewed us about the book.
In the New York Times
The Public Option in The Atlantic
Science and law are not obvious partners. Scientists seek to discover the truths of the natural world, while lawyers interpret intricate rules enacted by government. Practicing physicians treat the mind and body, while practicing lawyers protect clients from the power of the state. Over the past two years, I’ve been involved in creating a newContinue reading “Developing Families: Law Meets the Science of Child Development”
Whenever you go to your local public library, send mail via the post office, or visit Yosemite, you are taking advantage of a longstanding American tradition: the public option. These government-supported opportunities coexist peaceably alongside private options, ensuring equal access and expanding opportunity for all. In our forthcoming book, THE PUBLIC OPTION, Ganesh Sitaraman andContinue reading “The Public Option (in health care and beyond)”