CSFE Issue Briefs

Hard Research, Easy Reading

About the Issue Briefs

The goal of CSFE Issue Briefs is to provide an accessible educational resource on important issues and fundamental concepts. CSFE Issue Briefs are well-grounded in sound scholarship, yet written in plain language for everyday readers. Hence the tagline: “Hard Research, Easy Reading.” CSFE distributes the series of issue briefs by email, social media, and its website.

All Issue Briefs are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial 4.0 International License. 

This allows for the work itself, or adaptive or derivative works, to be republished by anyone, so long as CSFE is given an attribution and the republishing is for non-commercial uses. Issue Brief authors have attested that this material has not been previously published and does not qualify as self-plagiarism. Direct intellectual property inquiries to csfe@wcu.edu.