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R/ECON Forecast for November 2023 shows slow or stagnant growth for near future

R/ECON’s economic forecast for New Jersey as of November 2023 shows slow or stagnant growth over the next five to six quarters, with GDP recovering to a steady but tepid rate of increase in 2025. This largely mirrors the U.S. trajectory, though at lower growth levels than the national outlook.

New Report from Marc Pfeiffer – First, Do No Harm: Algorithms, AI, and Digital Product Liability

The potential for algorithmic harm(s) are commonly reported to be found in (but are not limited to) technologies such as generative artificial intelligence chatbots, social media, virtual reality, Internet of Things, surveillance tech, robots, etc. This new report provides a pathway to reduce algorithmic harms by incentivizing developers to first, do no harm as opposed to work fast and break things.

NJSPL Report Release: Analyzing Child-Care Provider Subsidies in New Jersey

A new report from Andrea Hetling, Gregory Porumbescu, and Henry Coleman examines public child-care subsidies. In 2020, New Jersey switched to an enrollment-based subsidy policy from the prior attendance-based system, both for public health purposes and to ensure a consistent stream of income to child-care providers during the pandemic.

Multiple News Orgs Cite Marc Pfeiffer’s BLGRC Report on Jersey City

This report covers the period October 2020 through June of 2022. The CAO has found that the district has met a sufficient number of Accountability Scorecard metrics to meet the requirements of the Transition Plan to move toward full local control. While the district...

Poll: Those without health insurance less vaccinated

A new survey released June 14 finds much lower COVID-19 vaccination rates among those without health insurance, even though the vaccines are free. The report by the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University found that 55.6% of...

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