Summary of Public Policy in an Uncertain World

What are they studying What do they find? How do they find it? (N, method) Questions/ Comments Key Quotes Related Literature Please cite this post as: @misc{Michael2020hx, author = {DeWitt, Michael}, title = {Michael DeWitt: Summary of Public Policy in an Uncertain World}, url = {}, year = {2020} }

Summary of Toxic Charity

What are they studying The role of charity in communities and its potential “toxic” effect. What do they find? Less of a study per se and more qualititative, the author explores the idea that charity can have a toxic effect on a community when it does not partner with a community. Giving money is easier that forming lasting relationships with a community. One of the examples was moving a church coat exchange to a non-profit clothing center where patrons could purchase the clothes.

Summary of the Cash Ceiling

What are they studying Main question is centered on why working class people do not hold elected office. What do they find? Structural Barriers He finds that there are three structural biases that prevent or at minimum inhibit working class people from politics. Working class peoples have a higher burden to race. While there are compaign funds available, the act of starting the campaign takes a tremendous amount of time and resources that not all working class peoples can give.