Small cities are among the biggest beneficiaries of a wave of foreign students studying at U.S. universities, according to a Brookings Institution study.
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...
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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...
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
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 […]
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
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.
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 […]
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
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
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
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 […]