In a recent whitepaper, Brookings Institution senior fellow Benjamin Wittes and law student Jodie Wu turn the standard privacy argument on its head: as they see it, many supposed threats to our privacy actually benefit it. Their lead example is the Internet. Whereas once you had to purchase pornography or condoms from a [...]
A recent Brookings Institution blog post presented a snapshot of Baltimore’s economic and racial inequality, illuminating the social realities that fueled the unrest following the police-induced death of Freddie Gray. Here’s Alan Berube...Show More Summary
At Ten Miles Square today there's an important post from Anne Kim about a new study of public opinion by the Brookings Institution's Paul Light. The subject is attitudes towards...
I've spent the last two days in Detroit reflecting on the tremendous progress this city has made. As part of the Global Cities Initiative – our joint project with the Brookings Institution – civic, business and political leaders gathered this week for a working session on attracting more global investment [...]
Brookings Institution, Lois Lerner Shows the GOP Why It Should Invest in Government: Republicans in Congress have held up Lois Lerner as the embodiment of everything they despise about government. As a member of the agency that administers the tax side of “tax and spend liberalism” GOP legislators have accused...
Probably not.In the last couple of days there was a big meeting at the Brookings Institution to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the publication of Arthur Okun's influential 1975 book, Equality and Efficiency: The Big Tradeoff, an idea that went into the textbooks and became a VSP de rigueur truism for quite some time. Show More Summary
Last week, a Brookings Institution discussion on international drug policy began with the premise that "no policy has failed as badly in the past 30 years as drug policy," according to moderator and former Mexican ambassador to the U.S. Arturo Sarakhan in his opening statement. But now a group of non-profit organizations are working to change that. In […]
An excerpt from Larry Summers' prepared remarks delivered at the Brookings Institute on the 40th anniversary of Okun’s "Equality and Efficiency: The Big Tradeoff": Okun’s Equality and Efficiency:... For many years now, it has been the case that the...
(May 3, 2015 04:37 PM, by David Henderson) Greg Mankiw announced on his blog today that he will be speaking at a Brookings Institution event tomorrow. The topic: "40 years later- The relevance of Okun's 'Equality and Efficiency: The Big Tradeoff.'" Here's my prediction: Most, and probably all,... (0 COMMENTS)
ROBOTICS: Don’t blame the robots for lost manufacturing jobs Scott Andes & Mark Muro | Brookings Institute "The substantial variation of the degree to which countries deploy robots should provide clues. If robots are... read more
Brookings Institution, Beyond College Rankings: A Value-Added Approach to Assessing Two- and Four-Year Schools (press release, report, FAQ): New data and analysis of two - and four - year schools released today by the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program provides fresh insight into how well colleges prepare students for high-paying careers....
John D. Steinbruner, an influential author and scholar who advised political leaders and oversaw foreign policy, security and international studies at the Brookings Institution in Washington and later at the University of Maryland, died April 16 at home in the District. He was 74. Read full article >>
Isabel Sawhill and Emily Cuddy have written two new posts for the Brookings Institution against expanding the tax credit for children. They make three arguments against it. Argument # 1 is that the expansion, at least as proposed byShow More Summary
IS THAT REALLY A SPIDER, OR ARE YOU BEING MONITORED?: Today’s Wall Street Journal oped by a Harvard Law prof and a Brookings Institution fellow assert that we need a “new social contract” to handle the coming privacy and security threats: You walk into your shower and see a spider. You don’t know whether it […]
This piece in the NYT made me smile: While Mr. Bernanke will remain a full-time fellow at the Brookings Institution, the new role represents his first somewhat regular job in the private sector since stepping down as Fed chairman in January 2014. His role at Citadel was negotiated by Robert Barnett, the Washington superlawyer who also […]
A couple of years ago, Mark Muro, a fellow at the Brookings Institution, noticed, along with some of his colleagues, that when politicians and businesspeople debated how the U.S. could be more economically competitive, the conversations tended to focus on promoting certain innovative industries. Show More Summary
Maintaining the EU economic sanctions against Russia will depend on the overall economic strength of the Union, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said at a Brookings Institution conference in Washington, DC on Thursday.
LEGOs make everything better. David Wessel for Brookings Institution explains how federal taxes play a role in decreasing the income gap. Each column an income quintile and each brick a… Tags: income, Lego, taxes
Anybody get to this? What was said that was unexpected? [Assessing the Affordable Care Act’s efficacy, implementation, and policy implications five years later | Brookings Institution](http://www.brookings.edu/events/2015/04/14-aca-efficacy-implementation-west-kamarck):...Show More Summary
Forget "makers" and "takers" -- a new Brookings Institution analysis shows that there's still plenty of inequality to go around after the federal government takes its share of your monthly paycheck. In the video above, Brookings Senior Fellow David Wessel sums it all up, with Legos. Legos! (if you prefer boring old charts I've stuck one […]