Recent Calvert Institute Publications
February 21st, 2014
www.baltimoresun.com/ Maryland’s pension system has performed poorly for decades under two separate treasurers By George W. Liebmann 2:09 PM EST, February 19, 2014 Advertisement The state pension system is Maryland’s financial Achilles heel and has been for decades. All bond rating services have noted that rising pension debt endangers the state’s AAA bond […]
February 6th, 2014
New Issue: Moody’s assigns Aaa to Maryland’s $475M GO bonds; outlook negative Global Credit Research – 11 Jul 2013 $10.7 billion of net tax-supported debt outstanding MARYLAND (STATE OF) State Governments (including Puerto Rico and US Territories) MD Moody’s Rating ISSUE RATING […]
October 23rd, 2013
Published on Center of the American Experiment (http://www.americanexperiment.org) Home > Issues > Culture & Religion > Not Liberals, Not Tea Partiers, nor the Religious Right Not Liberals, Not Tea Partiers, nor the Religious Right Culture & Religion Social Policy By George Liebmann October 11, 2012Fragmented Families and Splintered Classes: A Symposium   […]
October 23rd, 2013
www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/oped/bs-ed-shutdown-obamacare-20131021,0,2335264.story baltimoresun.com The problem with Obamacare Neither party is willing to acknowledge — much less fix — the faults of an entitlement program that will only drive us deeper into debt By George Liebmann 5:03 PM EDT, October 21, 2013 Two narratives about the recent partial government shutdown are popular. The Obama administration […]
September 12th, 2013
The O’Malley administration’s response to the real estate crash in 2008 was a characteristic one: kicking the can down the road. Lenders were blamed; foreclosure attorneys were blamed; everything was done to obscure the fact that many if not most of inner-city loans should not have been made in the first place, were frequently made […]
September 12th, 2013
Maryland has, just, preserved its AAA bond rating, though with a negative outlook from Moody’s. Moody’s has issued a publication reporting that Maryland is one of the ten worst states in terms of the burden of pension debt, Maryland’s pension obligations being almost exactly equal to one year’s gross revenues, 99.5% of […]
August 8th, 2013
Solving Maryland’s Teacher Staffing Crisis: A Comparative Analysis of Teacher Certification in Maryland and Other States The Calvert Institute for Policy Research 8 West Hamilton Street Baltimore, Maryland 21201 firstname.lastname@example.org Christopher P. Ryan June 2013 Table of Contents Executive Summary Introduction Maryland Teacher Certification Background and Status Quo Difficulties Inherent to Discussions of Traditional and […]
July 16th, 2013
The Calvert Institute for Policy Research Solving Maryland’s Teacher Staffing Crisis: A Comparative Analysis of Teacher Certification in Maryland and Other States June 2013 Executive Summary Maryland’s public schools consistently suffer from shortages of qualified teachers, especially in science, math, technology, foreign language, special education, and English for […]
Recent Calvert Institute Press Hits
G. Liebmann, “Maryland’s Pension System Has Performed Poorly for Decades,” Baltimore Sun, February 20, 2014
Editorial,”Balancing the Budget With The Pension System,” Maryland Daily Record, January 17,2014
G. Liebmann, “The Problem with Obamacare,” Baltimore Sun, October 22, 2013
W.Olson, “Maryland Developments,” Overlawyered.com, October 4, 2013.
Editorial Advisory Board,”Funding for a new professionalism Center: Hit the Pause Button,” Maryland Daily Record, September 8, 2013
L. Bowie, “Maryland Teacher Certification Law Criticized as Too Tough,” Baltimore Sun, September 7, 2013, A2.
S.Lash,”Despite bills to lawyers,court postponesfinal step for funding center,” Maryland Daily Record, August 14, 2013
S. Lash, “$5 levy in for new professionalism center,” Maryland Daily Record, July 23, 2013
S. Janis, “Detroit Bankruptcy a Cautionary Tale,” WBFF-TV, July 24, 2013.
S. Lash, “$5 Levy Kicks In for New Professionalism Center,” Maryland Daily Record, July 23, 2013
J. Astrachan, G. Liebmann and H. Lord, Justice Delayed in Maryland, Baltimore Sun, June 9, 2013
G. Liebmann, “Mismanaged Maryland,” Baltimore Sun, March 11, 2013.
M. Dresser and E.Cox, “Next 90 Days Could Be Crucial for O’Malley,” Baltimore Sun, January 9, 2013, A1.
C. Jenkins-Houk, “Gay Couples Deserve Equal Opportunity to Wreck the Institution of Marriage,” Baltimore Sun, November 2, 2012.
G. Liebmann, “Switzerland in America,” Gazette Newspapers, November 2, 2012.
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