BMSG In the News

by Lori Dorfman | Los Angeles Times
Wednesday, September 4, 2002

Violence has many causes and many solutions. Handgun availability is one of them, and reducing this variable helped contribute to the dramatic decline in violence during the 1990s.

by Sonja Herbert | Los Angeles Times
Thursday, July 25, 2002

Preschool is a key part of the U.S. educational system, yet parents are expected to shoulder the full financial burden. Legislators should be jumping to fix this.

by Joel Ervice | San Francisco Chronicle
Wednesday, April 17, 2002

BMSG's Joel Ervice challenges a tobacco company spokesman's claim that our nation's $157.7 billion annual cost in smoking-related medical bills and productivity losses is meaningless. Ervice puts the figure in perspective, showing that it is three times the U.S. government's yearly spending on education.

by Iris Diaz | San Francisco Chronicle
Wednesday, April 17, 2002

The tobacco industry reaps profits while passing off the social costs of its deadly products to taxpayers, says BMSG's Iris Diaz in this letter to the editor.

by John McManus, Lori Dorfman | Oakland Tribune
Tuesday, April 2, 2002

Child care ought to be newsworthy, yet as former BMSG researcher John McManus and current director Lori Dorfman show in this article, it is barely visible in American newspapers. In fact, McManus and Dorfman's research reveals that California newspapers average just two stories per year about child care in their business sections, even though the industry generates as much money per year in California as vegetable crops or livestock.

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