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Wall Street Journal, Nov. 8, 2018
Drought Tests Australia’s Model Water Market
Australia’s flexibility and openness to a range of participants makes it a possible template for places such as California, said Professor David Feldman, a water expert at the University of California Irvine.

The Atlantic, Nov. 7, 2018
America Is Divided by Education
But in 2008, the election of Barack Obama, a black man, signaled that the Democrats were becoming the party of progressive racial politics. “Obama’s presidency simplifies the politics of race,” Michael Tesler, an associate professor of political science at UC Irvine, says. “If you were a low-educated white, you were much more likely to know about the partisan differences on race [after Obama] than you were before.”

Teen Vogue, Nov. 7, 2018
Midterm Elections Voter Participation Seriously Increased at These Colleges Across the Country
Here’s what we know so far; Compared to the 2014 midterms, these precincts from 18 colleges and universities around the country seriously increased their voter participation rates at yesterday’s polls: … In California, students at UC Irvine upped their turnout rate from just 2% in 2014 to 31% at yesterday’s polls.

Brookings, Nov. 8, 2018
Hutchins Roundup: High-wage cities, monetary policy spillovers, and more
Using census data from 1970 to 2010, David Neumark and Brittany Bass of the of the University of California at Irvine and Brian Asquith of the W.E. Upjohn Institute show that the EITC and welfare benefits with time limits increase employment and reduce poverty and dependence on government benefits over the long run, while welfare benefits with no time limits actually increase poverty and public assistance.

Los Angeles Times, Nov. 6, 2018
California’s Dianne Feinstein wins fifth full term in U.S. Senate
Dianne Feinstein easily won reelection Tuesday to her fifth full U.S. Senate term, …. “In many ways she is playing with house money. So she is going to be able to pursue her policy objectives more than pretty much any other senator,” said Graeme Boushey, an associate professor of political science at UC Irvine. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

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