NY Times: Applying Evidence to Social Programs

Jon Baron argues the Importance of Applying Evidence to Social Programs

In a New York Times Economix article Jon Baron, President of the Coaliation for Evidence-Based Policy, argues that in order for social programs and policies to work better, the focus needs to shift to “scientific evidence of ‘what works.'”¬†He notes that¬†fields such as medicine rely heavily on scientific evidence and have seen great gains in the last 50 years because of this.

Link to article.