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