UCI News

The Wall Street Journal, Aug. 21, 2018
Let Taxpayers Pay the Minimum Wage
David Neumark, professor of economics at the University of California, Irvine, director of the Economic Self-Sufficiency Policy Research Institute, writes, “I have developed a proposal for a high-wage tax credit. The HWTC preserves the direct benefits of higher minimum wages—namely, higher wages for low-wage workers—while mitigating the harm.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

The Washington Post, Aug. 21, 2018
How the campaign finance charges against Cohen may implicate Trump
Richard Hasen, election law expert at the University of California at Irvine, agreed. Hasen said that Cohen’s violations could pose “liability on behalf of the campaign and liability on behalf of the Trump Organization, but there’s potential that Trump himself could be personally liable for conspiring to engage in this activity.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Scientific American, Aug. 22, 2018
Rice Genes Could Be Key to Stemming Nitrogen Pollution
Nathan Mueller, an agricultural systems researcher at the University of California, Irvine, who was also not part of the work, sounded a similar note. If farmers used more precise methods to “apply the right amount of nitrogen at the right time in the right location,” he says, that also could mitigate nitrogen runoff.

San Francisco Chronicle, Aug. 21, 2018
Cohen’s plea could hurt Trump the most — legally and politically
If prosecutors can use that leverage to produce evidence like text messages or a recording that corroborates Cohen’s testimony, then “the Cohen situation much more seriously implicates Trump,” said Rick Hasen, a professor of law and political science at UC Irvine. “Everybody has been focused on collusion between Russians and Trump,” Hasen said. “Here you have collusion to break the campaign finance laws with his personal lawyer.”

Education Week, Aug. 21, 2018
“Are Educational Preschool Apps Designed to Teach? An Analysis of the App Market”
Researchers at the University of California, Irvine, analyzed feedback and teaching methods and the skills targeted in the most popular 171 free and paid math and literacy apps targeting children 5 and younger on the Apple and Android platforms.

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