Quick Hits: Monday June 13th

The Urban Institute’s Margery Turner on how the field of “urban policy” has changed as cities have gentrified, suburbs have expanded, and the relationship between the two has changed.

Paul Krugman of the NY Times explains that Medicare is cheaper than private insurance and cutting or privatizing Medicare coverage will actually cost more than it will save.

The Center for American Progress posted a short video (3 min.) summarizing what we know about discrimination LGBT people face in the workplace.

Jamelle Bouie at The American Prospect argues that the cuts to employers’ payroll taxes being considered by the Obama administration aren’t the best way to address the ongoing economic slump.

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