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Larry Summers ‘sees no merit’ in Trump’s $1 trillion infrastructure plan

In a Brookings Institution conference keynote on January 9, Harvard professor and former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers criticized President-elect Trump's infrastructure plan. Trump plans to budget $1 trillion for highway, waterway, airport, and bridge projects. Show More Summary

Tax Policy In The Trump Administration

Bloomberg, Jamie Dimon on Trump, Taxes, and a U.S. Renaissance Bloomberg, Trump Tax a Wild Card for Oil Boing Boing, Tim Cook Confirms: Tech Met With Trump to Ask for Billions in Tax Breaks Brookings Institution, Paying for an ACA Replacement Becomes Near Impossible If the Law’s Tax Increases Are...

U.S. population posts one of slowest growth rates since '30s

The U.S. population, meanwhile, posted one of its lowest growth rates since the late 1930s, shortly after the Great Depression, said Brookings Institution demographer William Frey. That's largely because baby-boomer generation population...Show More Summary

Local Policy Responses To Federal Changes May Mean More Inequality

"There's a sense that mayors are now going to be the first line of resistance to Trump policies," said Amy Liu, Vice President and Director of the Metropolitan Policy Program at The Brookings Institution in a phone interview. She was...Show More Summary

Debt Crisis: Study Show HBCU Students Borrow $40K More Than PWI Peers

HBCU Students Borrow $40K More Than PWI Peers We previously reported that the Brookings Institution found that African-American college students graduated with at least $7,400 more in student loans than their white peers. Now, The Root reports that the

Former WH ethics lawyer: If Trump refuses to divest, he'll be in direct violation of Constitution

Norman Eisen is a fellow that the Brookings Institute, a nonprofit public policy organization in D.C. From 2009 to 2011, he was Special Counsel to the President and Special Assistant to the President. He is an expert in government ethics. Show More Summary

Obama’s Last Chance to Bring Lasting Peace to Israel

On Sunday, Secretary of State John Kerry left the door open to a possible move by President Obama on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict during his remaining weeks in office. In remarks at the Brookings Institution’s Saban Forum, KerryShow More Summary

The parallels between Trumpism and Islamism shouldn’t be overblown

last monthReligion : Erasmus

SHADI HAMID is one of the most interesting and provocative figures on the circuit of Islam-watchers and Middle East pundits in Washington, DC. A senior fellow of the Brookings Institution, a think-tank, he has been raising his voice recently to make two assertions which seem, at first sight, to run in different directions.

Why Studying Middle East Politics Helped This Expert Understand Trump's Appeal

Donald Trump’s election was a frightening event for many Muslim Americans ? and Shadi Hamid, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, was no exception. Hamid, author of Islamic Exceptionalism: How the Struggle Over Islam Is Reshaping...Show More Summary

"Do We Have A Liquidity Problem Post-Criris?" Fed Vice Chair Fischer Answers - Live Feed

Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer is speaking at the Brookings Institution in Washington, on the topic of "Do We Have a Liquidity Problem Post-Crisis?" Not surprisingly, Fischer's answer is that "liquidity is adequate by most measures, in...Show More Summary

Long Time Mass Surveillance Defenders Freak Out Now That Trump Will Have Control

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

The Lawfare blog, run by the Brookings Institution, has long reliably been a good source to go to for reading what defenders of mass surveillance and the surveillance state are thinking -- in a non-hysterical way. While I disagree with much of what's posted on there, it tends to be thoughtful and interesting reading. Show More Summary

Shivshankar Menon on Books and Writing

Shivshankar Menon is a distinguished fellow at the Brookings Institution, a think tank. Ambassador Menon previously held various positions with the Indian Foreign Service and served as India's National Security Advisor from 2010 to 2014. This...Show More Summary

Race Matters: Study Shows Black College Students Graduate With More Debt Than White Students

3 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Bossip

Black College Students Graduate With More Debt Than Whites A new study from the Brookings Institution shows that African-American college students graduate with at least $7,400 more in student loans than their white counterparts reports MIC: Four years after

Report: Trump victory will likely lead to major downfall of global financial markets

3 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : AOL: Style

On Friday, the non-partisan Brookings Institution released a paper which describes the expected impact of the outcome of the 2016 U.S. presidential election on the global financial markets, reports the Huffington Post. Authored by the...Show More Summary

Looking Into the Cannabis Crystal Ball: The Important Issues to Watch as Cannabis Becomes Legal

Click here for reuse options! The choices the federal government must and will make will have far-reaching consequences. The following is an excerpt from the new book Marijuana: A Short History by John Hudak (Brookings Institution Press,...Show More Summary

Why Evangelicals Are Smart to Support Trump

3 months agoNews : Slate: The Slatest

Hmm, I wonder what changed: That finding is buried within a new joint survey from the Public Religion Research Institute and the Brookings Institution that finds Hillary Clinton leading Donald Trump by 15 percentage points among likely voters, 51 to 36. Show More Summary

Kuroda Defends BOJ Credibility, Mocks Fed And IMF Economists

This past Saturday October 8th, Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko “Peter Pan” Kuroda delivered some prepared remarks on its new QQE with yield control (see here and here) at the Brookings Institute in Washington DC. The conference wasShow More Summary

Internet shutdowns cost the world at least $2.4 billion last year

3 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Deji from Access Now writes, "How much does it cost to shut down the internet? A new report by the Brookings Institution assesses costs during a one year period between 2015-2016 and found immense losses. It's just a baseline too -- and doesn't even include things like mobile money or lost tax receipts. The real number is likely much higher." (more…)

What German Cities Have Learned From The Front Lines Of The Refugee Response

3 months agoNews : Huffington Post

Much of the responsibility in caring for refugees arriving in Germany has fallen to local authorities. This has brought challenges, but also successful innovations that must be widely shared – and quickly, says Brookings InstitutionShow More Summary

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