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Pictures of Austerity

Brendan Mochoruk and Louise Sheiner of the Brookings Institution say that Fiscal Headwinds are Abating: Tight fiscal policy by local, state, and federal governments held down economic growth for more than four years, but that restraint finally appears to be...

Report: Young Adult Unemployment Rates Are Higher Than Ever, Employers Are To Blame

The young adult population in America is currently experiencing one of the worst times for young adult employment in U.S. history. According to a new report by the Brooking Institute, most young adults are either unemployed or working in jobs with no upward mobility. Show More Summary

Can local gov survive the driverless car era?

The Brookings Institution is forecasting upheaval in local government as the rise of autonomous cars radically changes some of the ways they collect money. In just one example, the driverless vehicles are going to behave more safely on the road, which means less revenue from people paying for tickets. Show More Summary

Nuclear Buildup in EU: Who Benefits From Aggravating US-Russian Tensions?

While beefing up NATO's military presence in Europe Washington should refrain from deploying more US nuclear weapons in EU countries, senior fellow of the Brookings Institution Steven Pifer said.

Why They Can’t Stop Trump

In a Sunday column in The Washington Post, “Stop laughing at Donald Trump,” a liberal analyst from the Brookings Institution tries to warn the Washington, D.C. beltway elites that they should take the businessman seriously...

Regulators are people too

The behavioral economics of government behavior remains a drastically underexplored field.  I recently received this email (excerpted) from the Brookings Institution: In Behavioral Public Choice: The Behavioral Paradox of GovernmentShow More Summary

Heather Perry’s Swimming in Motion

Heather Perry has spent a lifetime in and around the water. A competitive swimmer since age 6, she also studied underwater photography at the prestigious Brooks Institute, and has since built a wonderful body of work, with clients such as National Geographic and the New York Times. Perry’s images out of the water are strong, […]

When patients speak – some hear golden tones and others noise

A Brookings Institute economics expert and a patient advocate argued with each other last week during a live Google chat. They disagreed about the voices of patients, and how much these voices should count. Their debate is just one of...Show More Summary


AND FOR TONIGHT’S INSOMNIA THEATER: “KNOWLEDGE STARTS AS OFFENDEDNESS” – Check out this video featuring Brookings Institution senior fellow Jonathan Rauch on “hate speech” and his book Kindly Inquisitors: The New Attacks on Free Thought.

Friday Morning Splash

What’s Happening — Maximizing the Benefits of Broadband at the Brookings Institution, 10:30 a.m. — Cyber Security Training for Journalists at the National Press Club, Saturday at 9 a.m. Must-Read of the Day The Atlantic‘s Emma GreenShow More Summary

We’re Living Longer, and Other Reasons to Worry About Americans’ Retirement Outlook

Americans are increasingly unprepared for retirement, says a new paper out today from the Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institution.

Bernanke Blasts Lew's $10 Bill Woman-ification

Authored by Ben Bernanke via The Brookings Institute, I must admit I was appalled to hear of Treasury Secretary Jack Lew's decision last week to demote Alexander Hamilton from his featured position on the ten dollar bill. My reaction has been widely shared, see for example here, here, here, here, and here. Show More Summary

Podcast: Bruce Katz Discusses UK devolution and the Power of Metro Regions

This week Bruce Katz from the Brookings Institution joins us to talk about plans for devolution in the United Kingdom and how the lessons from that process can be applied here in the United States by the federal and state governments. Lots of great quotes in this one, so you'll want to take a listen. Wire Feed

Gauging the Impact of the Fed on Inequality During the Great Recession

In a recent working paper presented at a symposium at the Brookings Institution’s Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy, EPI Research Director Josh Bivens assesses claims that the Federal Reserve’s very low interest rates and...Show More Summary

Think tank says improving America's roads and bridges is a great option for workers lacking college degrees

America's crumbling infrastructure is no secret, but its rehabilitation could provide even more than a bustling network of trains, airports and highways. According to a May report by the Brookings Institute, a Washington think tank, infrastructure jobs help provide a path to long-term employment for workers who lack a college degree. Show More Summary

E.T. and the Brookings Institution

In the December 1960/January 1961 issue of the NICAP UFO Investigator journal, a small article was published under the heading of “Space-Life Report Could be Shock.” It read as follows: “The discovery of intelligent space beings could have a severe effect on the public, according to a...

Siri Is Judging You

2 months agoTechnology : Forbes: Tech

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 [...]

To Fix Baltimore, Start By Empowering Disadvantaged Youth: Experts

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

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

Reinventing Reinventing Government

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...

JPMorgan ChaseVoice: What The Motor City's Turnaround Means For Cities

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 [...]

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