Can we have an evidence-based government?

The federal government is getting more and more invested in evaluating its programs. But will that fix what ails it?

By Jim Tankersley and Dylan Matthews April 16, 2013

Wages aren’t stagnating, they’re plummeting

High school dropouts' earnings have fallen 66 percent since 1969, and people with some college - the median level of education in the United States - have seen earnings fall by a third. Reasonable people can disagree about what caused this massive decline and what should be done to fix it. But it's a major crisis.

By Dylan Matthews July 31, 2012