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Economist Uses Lego Bricks To Show The Ugly Truth Of Social Mobility

23 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Richard Reeves, a Brookings Institution economist, has made a brief video using Legos to visualize the hard facts about getting ahead in the U.S. "In terms of fairness," he says, the question is less about the income gap between the bottom and top and "more about your chance of making it from the bottom to the top." Read more...

Federal Debt: All You Need to Know in Three Minutes

David Wessel, director of the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy at the Brookings Institution, helps you understand both the short-term and the long-term picture of the federal debt.

New numbers, same conclusion

THE ECONOMIST recently published an article about the costs and benefits of various kinds of zero- and low-carbon energy, “Sun, wind and drain”. The article was based on research by Charles Frank of the Brookings Institution (whose paper is here). Show More Summary

Elizabeth Nolan Brown on How American Entrepreneurship Is Changing

last weekNews : Reason

Is American entrepreneurship in decline? That's he claim being made by Brookings Institution economists and The Washington Post's Robert Samuelson. A "precipitous drop" in new startups since 2006 has led to an economy oversaturated with...Show More Summary

Russia Has Already Invaded Ukraine: Strobe Talbott

Strobe Talbott, one of America's top Russian experts who translated Nikita Khrushchev's memoirs into English, was Deputy Secretary of State from 1994-2001. He is presently President of the Brookings Institution and widely regarded as a potential secretary of state in a Hillary Clinton administration. Show More Summary

Brookings: Suburban Poverty Contributes To Ferguson's Woes

In addition to the demographic shifts in Ferguson, poverty has risen sharply among its residents, contributing to tension within the community. Brookings Institution: Amid the social media and news coverage of the community’s response...Show More Summary

Why It's Getting Harder to Start Your Own Business

New data from the Brookings Institution paints a dreary picture of the U.S. startup landscape, where entrenched competitors are walking away with a bigger share of business.

Washington Post: "95% of Republican House districts are majority-white"

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The GOP is basically the party of white existential fear...Writing in the Brookings Institution's FixGov blog last week, political scientist Christopher Parker pondered House Republicans' stubborn refusal to back immigration reform, despite support in the Senate and across wide swaths of the conservative commentariat. Show More Summary

95% of Republican House districts are majority-white

Writing in the Brookings Institution's FixGov blog last week, political scientist Christopher Parker pondered House Republicans' stubborn refusal to back immigration reform, despite support in the Senate and across wide swaths of the conservative commentariat. Show More Summary

America's Entrepreneurial Spirit is Dying

With all the tech startups flooding the market, it would seem that America is more entrepreneurial than ever. But just the opposite is true. According to a pair of reports from The Brookings Institution, American entrepreneurship has been declining since the 1970s. Read more...

Despite Brookings report to the contrary, entrepreneurship remains alive and well in the US

2 weeks agoTechnology : Pando Daily

A new report on the state of entrepreneurship out of the Brookings Institute, and dissected by data-fiend blog FiveThirtyEight, seems to depart from the observable reality on the ground in places like Silicon Valley, New York, and Los Angeles. Show More Summary

Guest Contribution: “Don’t Look to Congress for a Solution to the Nation’s Long-Term Transportation Woes”

Allowing Private Sector Innovation Holds the Most Promise, if Government Doesn’t Impede Progress Today we are fortunate to have a contribution written by Clifford Winston, Searle Freedom Trust Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. This post is based on a more extensive analysis available here. Since 2005 Congress has not passed a long-term transportation bill […]

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Lets retire the full day and half day#ECE labels. bit.ly/1vg4q7U @NewAmerica Six Myths in the NYT Math Article | Brookings Institution http://ow.ly/A45td Common Core Is Boring - @conorpwilliams in TPM http://ow.ly/A4vsu Tests That Look...Show More Summary

Solar and Wind Power More Expensive Than Thought

A new study from the Brookings Institution, a Washington think tank, argues that using solar and wind energy may be the most expensive alternatives to carbon-based electricity generation, even though they require no expenditures for fuel.

The Decline Of American Entrepreneurialism

Annie Lowrey leafs through a new Brookings study on : Robert A. Litan of the Brookings Institution and Ian Hathaway of Ennsyte Economics provide some scary data points in two research papers they have released in the last few months. The share of all companies comprised by start-ups under a year old fell by half […]

Brookings Gives Colorado's Marijuana Regulators High Marks

3 weeks agoNews : Reason

A new Brookings Institution report gives Colorado high marks for its regulation of the state's newly legal marijuana market. "The rollout...of legal retail marijuana has been largely successful," writes Brookings fellow John Hudak. "The...Show More Summary

Urbane development

WITH lawmakers in Washington achieving precious little, cities and the suburbs are increasingly the places where things get done. This at least is the case put forward by Bruce Katz and Jennifer Bradley at the Brookings Institution in their book “The Metropolitan Revolution”, published last year. Show More Summary

From the comments thread: Green energy

Two reader comments I'd like to flag in response to my piece highlighting new research by the Brookings Institution's Charles Frank, written up in The Economist, which suggests renewable energy is still way too expensive to take over...Show More Summary

More and more Americans are living with the ‘double burden’ of concentrated poverty

As the number of Americans living in poverty has grown since 2000, the shape of that poverty has shifted in some crucial ways. Elizabeth Kneebone and Alan Berube at the Brookings Institution have extensively documented that poverty is growing more suburban, spreading into communities historically short on the resources and institutions to combat it. At […]

Colorado proves that it’s possible to smoothly launch a legal pot market

The first independent in-depth study of Colorado’s seven-month old legalization of recreational marijuana concludes that, despite a few kinks, its implementation is off to a successful start. Brookings Institution Fellow John Hudak,Show More Summary

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