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A Good Jobs-Policy Idea Could Be Worth $15,000

The Brooking Institution’s Hamilton Project has announced a competition to “identify new and innovative thinking about policies to create jobs in the United States and enhance productivity.” The contest winner will receive a $15,000 prize, while the runners-up will share $10,000. “The competition is open to academic, business and policy professionals who can demonstrate an original policy solution for increasing employment and productivity within two years of its implementation. The winning proposals will be evidence-based and also take into account the economic reality of federal and state budget constraints. They should also identify likely political constraints.” Hey, it worked for space travel, although the stakes were a bit higher. [%comments]