AUTHORS: Scott Wasserman | The Bell Policy Center

AUTHORS: Scott Wasserman

Mar 21, 2017
Fuzzy math has come to dominate the way we think about the relationship between public investment and the economic struggles Americans are facing today.  At the Aspen Institute Summit on Inequality & Opportunity in Washington, D.C. last week, it was fully apparent to me that our economy...
Mar 8, 2017
Digesting the implications of federal policy changes is quickly becoming a forte for our policy analysts. This week, our health analyst, Natalie O'Donnell Wood, provides the Colorado perspective on Congressional Republicans' proposal to unwind the Affo...
Mar 1, 2017
Good news: according to the newest rankings from U.S. News and World Report, Colorado has the best economy in the country. Bad news: despite this amazing distinction, Colorado ranked #9 overall because we are unable to pull ourselves out of a self-imposed scarcity that squanders our pro...
Feb 8, 2017
As executive orders and tweets rain down from Washington, DC, many of us engaged in state-based research and advocacy are being asked how all of this will affect our work. The dizzying action in Washington, D.C. has only raised the stakes for what we do here. The bottom line: we still have a state to build and we need your voice to build it!...
Jan 24, 2017
In his Jan. 7 Denver Post op-ed, Jon Caldara crossed a new threshold in his criticism of public investment, claiming that tax revenues constitute “dark money.” Caldera seems intent upon sowing mistrust in our public institutions precisely at the time when state lawmake...
Jan 24, 2017
On Sunday, the Denver Post published my response to a column by Jon Caldara, a long-time voice against any public investment. (Click...
Jan 11, 2017
By Scott Wasserman, President As we plunge into 2017, policy battles are emerging on many fronts. Many of us feel overwhelmed as we decide how to act and when to fight. When it comes to issues affecting economic opportunity, the Bell is committed to informing your action with research you can count on and perspective that helps you make sense of...
Dec 9, 2016
The questions we’ll be asking in 2017 Great research starts with great questions. As the Bell Policy Center heads into 2017, we will remain committed to a strong and vibrant cycle of opportunity for all Coloradans. We’re adapting...

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