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 [...]
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....