SOLUTION PAPERS

This Solution Paper outlines alternatives to the current public pension system that is putting enormous and increasing financial stress on state and local budgets across the nation. In this paper, LJAF’s Vice President for Public Accountability Initiatives, Dr. Josh McGee, highlights both the source of the problems as well as effective and sustainable solutions that transcend traditional...

POLICY PERSPECTIVES

Increased transparency in clinical trials is needed to ensure the safety of drugs, interventions, and medical devices. In this brief, LJAF outlines suggestions that would improve the reproducibility and reliability of clinical trials. We believe these stricter transparency requirements would prevent needless harm, make our health system more efficient, and improve patients’ wellbeing.

LJAF filed these comments in response to a request from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the National Economic Council. We offer several solutions to the problem of scientific reproducibility, including more widespread pre-registration of studies, mandated sharing of data and code, and more government funding of replication experiments.

By their own estimates, state governments have accrued more than three-quarters of a trillion dollars in pension debt. When combined with municipal pension debt, conservative estimates of the total state and local unfunded liability top $1 trillion.  Our public employees deserve more than false promises. They deserve to be part of a system that is fiscally sound, responsibly managed, and...