Policy and Evidence in a Partisan Age: The Great Disconnect
With the warring between left and right, Democrats and Republicans, advocacy groups on one side and advocacy groups on the other, it seems as if those who set our national agenda are those who shout the loudest. But shouldn’t scholarship count for more than preconceived notions? Policy and Evidence in a Partisan Age debunks myths about economic and social policy while explaining the standards of evidence that should guide our legislation. Author Paul Gary Wyckoff also recommends revisions to economics and law curricula so that the next generation of legislators will know how to craft evidence-based policy derived from research rather than conventional wisdom and theory.
Policy and Evidence in a Partisan Age: The Great Disconnect, by Paul Gary Wyckoff, is available from the Urban Institute Press (ISBN 978-0-87766-749-0, paper, 168 pages, $26.50)