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Holiday Gift Guide: Books That Aren’t Pretentious Crap

5 days agoSports : Deadspin

Oh, hello there. I was just in my study, drinking port and sorting through my numerous Brookings Institution ethical surveys. A FINE READING, I dare say. And if you're the sort of chap who enjoys a fine reading as much as I do, I have...Show More Summary

Biden Hires Brookings Scholar Harris as Chief Economic Adviser

Vice President Joe Biden has tapped Benjamin H. Harris of the Brookings Institution to serve as his chief economic adviser, according to his office.

Whites To Become Minority In U.S. by 2044, Hispanics Quarter Of Population

White Americans will become a minority in the U.S. by 2044, while Hispanics will make up a quarter of the population, according to a new Brookings Institution analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau population projections. By 2044, when...Show More Summary

Brookings Hosts Conference Today on The Long Run Outlook for the Federal Budget

The Brookings Institution hosted a conference today on The Long Run Outlook for the Federal Budget: Do We Know Enough to Worry?: Henry Aaron (Brookings Institution), The Economics and Politics of Long-Term Budget Projections (summary) (slides) Commentator: Peter Diamond (MIT) (presentation) (slides) Alan Auerbach (UC-Berkeley), Fiscal Uncertainty and How to...

Many indebted students are clueless about loans

A Brookings Institution study finds some collegians didn't even know they were borrowing to pay for school

Don’t Count the Feds Out Yet

In a provocative Washington Post column, Brookings Institution scholar Bruce Katz argues that the federal government is becoming irrelevant — especially to cities and regions where most Americans live and most economic activity takes place. Show More Summary

Joe Biden: 'We will not let Iran acquire a nuclear weapon, period'

Speaking at the Brookings Institute think tank on Saturday, Vice President Joe Biden said reaching a nuclear deal with Iran was a "less than even shot, but it's a shot, nonetheless," The Guardian reports. Iran and six world powers, including...Show More Summary

Hillary Clinton: Two-state solution to Israeli-Palestinian conflict is an 'essential concept'

Americans cannot "throw up our hands," when it comes to the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestine, Hillary Clinton said on Friday at a Brookings Institution forum on U.S.-Israeli relations. "I believe there is a necessary imperative...Show More Summary

Hey Republicans, want free market health insurance? You got it.

Yup. That's pretty much how it worked. Alice Rivlin, senior fellow in the economic studies program at the Brookings Institution, doesn't get the conservative myopia about just what it was that they got in Obamacare. In general, Republicans...Show More Summary

Chart of the Week: A Majority of Middle Class Black Children Will Be Poorer as Adults

Social mobility refers to likelihood that a person born in one social class will end up in another as an adult. A new study by Richard Reeves and Isabel Sawhill for the Brookings Institute offered a devastating picture of the possibilities for black youth. To summarize: most black children see downward mobility and are poorer as […]

What’s the Lifetime Earning Potential of Architecture Graduates? [Infographic]

We stumbled across an interesting and highly practical set of infographics developed by the Hamilton Project at The Brookings Institution. Using data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, the project allows users to get precious information regarding the annual median earnings from career start to retirement for 80 majors. Show More Summary

Tax Reform After the Midterm Election

Brookings Institution: Tax Reform: One Shining Moment or “Blah, Blah, Blah”, by William G. Gale: Given that prospects for tax reform were virtually nil before the election, the Republican recapture of the Senate has to have made prospects for tax reform better. But I still have the strong sense that...

In Nishka Lulla

Wearing a popular Nishka Lulla print, Aditi partook in a panel discussion with Anupama Chopra for Brookings institute. Keeping it simple, Aditi finished out the look with a ponytail, pink lip and taupe peep-toe pumps. While she looked nice waist-up, can’t really get on board with the dress. Show More Summary

CNO Expresses Concern Over U.S. Navy’s Shipbuilding Industrial Base

2 months agoVehicles / Watercraft : gCaptain

“There’s some likelihood we’ll lose a builder,” commented Admiral Jonathan Greenert, the U.S. Navy’s Chief of Naval Operations during a presentation at the Brookings Institute on Tuesday. Admiral Greenert was [...] The post CNO Expresses Concern Over U.S. Navy’s Shipbuilding Industrial Base appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.

Will Consumers Come To Love Longevity Annuities?

Economists love longevity annuities. But what will it take to get real people to buy them? That’s one of the questions that two panels of retirement experts will tackle at a Brookings Institution event on Thursday. These retirement products...Show More Summary

Water Trading: Studies Call for Market-based Water Use System

The Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institute and the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment have recently hosted a forum on the ongoing water crisis in the United States. This resulted in the release of two interesting new discussion papers. read more

IPT Exclusive: Terror Enablers Join Global Elite at Brookings Forums (Part II)

The speaker rosters at the Brookings Institution's annual Doha conferences read like a veritable Who's Who of international leaders. Featured guests include influential American policymakers such as National Security Adviser Susan Rice,...Show More Summary

IPT Exclusive: Qatar's Insidious Influence on the Brookings Institution

The Brookings Institution bills itself as "the most influential, most quoted and most trusted think tank in the world," but should it be? Brookings' long-term relationship with the Qatari government – a notorious supporter of terror in the Middle East – casts a dark cloud over such a lofty claim to credibility. Show More Summary

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