Policy writer

Evan Horowitz

Evan Horowitz writes the “Quick Study” column for the Globe, both online and in print. He digs through data to find information that illuminates the policy issues facing Massachusetts and the US.

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Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

Could medical marijuana alleviate the state’s drug epidemic?

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It’s one approach that’s rarely discussed but seems to curb opioid abuse — without the risk of driving users to heroin.

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

Why are the markets falling? Troubles in China

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Those heady days of consistent, high-octane growth in China seem to be over.

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

Obesity comes as a side order to cheap food

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Even families with limited resources can easily purchase enough calories to meet — and exceed — their daily needs.

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

What Florida can teach Mass. about education

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For minority students, Florida schools might actually be an improvement over Massachusetts.