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On Negative Effects of Vouchers

From the Brookings Institution: On negative effects of vouchers, by Mark Dynarski: Executive summary Recent research on statewide voucher programs in Louisiana and Indiana has found that public school students that received vouchers to attend private schools subsequently scored lower...

Can the NYT Get Its Columnists to Move to Using Data?

Arthur Brooks, the the president of the American Enterprise Institute, used his NYT column to complain that people in the United States were not moving enough. He argues that people were reluctant to move from depressed areas of the country to the growing areas which offer more opportunities. Show More Summary

An Op-Ed, a Tweet About the Op-Ed, and the Massive Racist, Xenophobic, and Anti-Semitic Response

Earlier today The Washington Post published a very thoughtful essay by Brookings Institute Senior Fellow Robert Kagan. The New York Times Deputy Washington Editor, Jonathon Weisman, tweeted about it. A short time later all hell broke lose on his twitter timeline. While several mainstream news outlets have picked up the story, the majority of them in Israel, I […]

Prominent neoconservative on Trump: 'This is how fascism comes to America'

Neoconservative columnist Robert Kagan warned in a Washington Post column published Thursday that Donald Trump could be putting America on a path to "fascist" rule. Kagan, a fellow at the Brookings Institution, wrote that the "Republican...Show More Summary

What Can the U.S. Learn from Radicalization in the French-Speaking World?

Late last fall, just a few weeks before the coördinated attacks in Paris, a Brookings Institution researcher named Chris Meserole assembled all the data he could find about which countries ISIS fighters came from, and began to run programs looking for correlations. Show More Summary

Facebook's Zuckerberg meets with conservatives

The Wednesday meeting also includes American Enterprise Institute president Arthur Brooks, Tea Party Patriots CEO Jenny Beth Martin and also Brent Bozell, president of the Media Research Center, which says its "sole mission is to expose and neutralize the propaganda arm of the Left: the national news media."

Not So Fast: EU 'Could Stop Turkey's Visa-Free Regime Immediately'

The EU Commission could suspend its visa-free agreement with Turkey at any time if it feels Ankara is not fulfilling the conditions, Dr. Matteo Garavoglia, Visiting Fellow at the Brookings Institution's Center on the United States and Europe, told Radio Sputnik.

Facebook CEO to meet with Glenn Beck, other conservatives

NEW YORK (AP) — Radio host Glenn Beck and American Enterprise Institute president Arthur Brooks are some of the conservative leaders Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg plans to meet with this week. A report in the tech blog Gizmodo claimed that Facebook downplays conservative news subjects.

Ending "Too Big to Fail": What's the Right Approach?

Ben Bernanke: Ending "too big to fail": What's the right approach?: In a recent speech at the Hutchins Center at the Brookings Institution, Neel Kashkari, the new president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, argued that we need new...

Why not both?

Later this afternoon, I will have a post over at Econlog, explaining why monetizing the US debt would quickly lead to hyperinflation.  In the meantime, the Brookings Institute plans to do a conference on negative IOR.  (Of course they didn’t invite the guy who invented the concept, and successfully predicted its impact on asset prices.) […]

How balancing America’s budget became a game

THE BROOKINGS Institution and the Wilson Centre, two Washington think-tanks, are putting the “fun” in “funding the federal government”. They have launched an online minigame which challenges all comers to balance the budget (or at least, keep the debt-to-GDP ratio from rising) over 25 years, without throwing their favourite policies overboard. Show More Summary

Nigeria's Jobless Growth

This article first appeared on the Brookings Institution site. Nigeria, sub-Saharan Africa’s biggest economy and most populous country, has recorded high growth in recent years. Indeed, real GDP growth rate was 6.31 in 2014 (compared to the regional average of 4.35). Show More Summary

Benefits of Sanders’s College Plan Bigger for Wealthy, Analysis Finds

A Brookings Institution analysis says Bernie Sanders's college plan would give nearly $17 billion in aid to the upper half of U.S. earners, while giving less aid to the poorest.

From Rust Belt to Brain Belt: Can Former Industrial Cities Turn into Future Innovation Hubs?

A new book argues that a smart manufacturing revival is helping revive formerly struggling industrial cities When authors Antoine van Agtmael and Fred Bakkergave gave a talk last week at the Brookings Institute about the economic future...Show More Summary

Multidimensional Poverty and Race in America

Richard V. Reeves, Edward Rodrigue, and Elizabeth Kneebone at the Brookings Institution: Multidimensional poverty and race in America: Poverty is typically defined in terms of a lack of adequate income, especially in U.S. policy debates. But the experience of poverty...

James L. Sundquist, political scholar and presidential speechwriter, dies at 100

The Brookings Institution fellow once wrote speeches for President Harry S. Truman.

What Bernie Sanders Gets Right

I have a new column: What Bernie Sanders Gets Right: A little over a year ago, Bernie Sanders expressed one of the themes of his presidential campaign in a speech at the Brookings Institution: We are moving rapidly away from...

Plane Truth

2 months agoNews : Reason

A irline deregulation has saved travelers big money—$15 billion a year, according to a Brookings Institution estimate. But it has also led to increased service, even to small cities. In part, this is because the hub-and-spoke systems...Show More Summary

Brookings Nearly Canceled Erdogan’s Speech After Assault on Reporters

Renowned Washington think-tank The Brookings Institution came close to cancelling a speech by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s an hour before the event, after the flagrant attack by the Turkish leader’s guards on journalists and protestors gathered outside the foundation’s headquarters in Washington D.C., Foreign Policy revealed.

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