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End The Public Service Loan Forgiveness Bonanza For Graduate And Professional Schools

Brookings Institution: The Coming Public Service Loan Forgiveness Bonanza, by Jason Delisle (American Enterprise Institute): Abstract: The federal government is making more data available about the performance of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program for federal student loans. Many policymakers are not aware of this program, but the new...

Rules, Discretion, and Audacity: A Critique of Kocherlakota

I was just about to treat myself to a little R&R last Friday when — wouldn’t you know it? — I received an email message from the Brookings Institution’s Hutchins Center. The message alerted me to a new Brookings Paper by former Minneapolis Fed President Narayana Kocherlakota. Show More Summary

Musings on Productivity

Musings on Productivity (Triggered by (but not to be presented at) the September 8-9, 2016 Hutchins Center Brookings Institution Productivity Festival) J. Bradford DeLong :: U.C. Berkeley, NBER, and WCEG :: 2016-09-07

IoT: A Transformative Ecosystem or a Race to the Bottom?

By ROB HAVESEY A couple of weeks ago, I was invited to speak on a panel at the Brookings Institution discussing the 5th-Generation (5G) wireless revolution, how it will enable the Internet of Things (IoT) and the implications for healthcare. In the paper that spawned the Brookings panel, Darrell West noted that 5G networks will incorporate cloud

New Solar Study in Nevada Sings Same Old I-Done-it-Wrong Song

Let's address something head on. Solar energy provides a benefit to all consumers, even those who don't have solar panels. Study after study in states from Maine to Arizona, and by groups such as the The Brookings Institution and the Natural Resources Defense Council prove this point. Show More Summary

Drone's Deliver Healthcare in Rural Madagascar

In health: On July 27, 2016, Michigan-based Vayu, Inc., in collaboration with the Stony Brook University Global Health Institute completed the first ever series of long-range, fully autonomous drone delivery flights with blood and stool samples, setting records in the process. Show More Summary

Brooks Institute, Hallmark Institute to Close

last monthArts / Photography : PDNPulse

California-based Brooks Institute and Massachusetts-based Hallmark Institute of Photography have cancelled classes for the fall and announced plans to close down. The two schools, both private for-profit visual arts colleges, have struggled over the past decade with declining enrollments, financial stress, and management shake-ups. Show More Summary

The Closing Of Brooks Institute Is Not A Statement About The Photography Market

Photography has never been about how many professionals there are, and how or what they charge, where they went to school, how they learned, how hard or easy it is, how smart or stupid the successful ones are, what camera you use, or how many amateurs can look like or claim to be professionals. In […]

Sudden closure of visual arts school leaves students in the lurch

The Brooks Institute, a for-profit Ventura visual arts school, is shutting down immediately, amid questions from students, faculty and alumni.  Brooks abruptly stopped enrolling students and announced that classes won’t resume in the fall.  “The campus will close completely, effective October 31,...

Brooks Institute shutting down after 70 years, reasons unclear

These are sad news today. Brooks Institute which has been the home to many photographers, photo journalists, and filmmakers is closing its doors. According to an announcement on Brook’s facebook page, Brooks Institute will be closing October 31st, 2016. Sometime you hope that someone hijacked the page and pranked the world, but this is not the case. [...]Show More Summary

How the System is Rigged - Johnson and Johnson Board Member Pretends to be Independent Brookings Institution Scholar

Fears that "the system is rigged" may cause the lack of trust marring this year's political season. These fears are not baseless.Dr McClellan of the Brookings Institution on Drug PricesA recent series in the New York Times focused on the biases of the think tank "independent scholars" whose work is used to justify much policy making. Show More Summary

The Shell Game of the Economic Elite’s Hamilton Project

2 months agoNews : Truthdig

By Paul Street The think tank created 10 years ago by ruling-class maestro Robert Rubin (pictured at right) at the Brookings Institution has helped define the fake-progressive, neoliberal essence of the Barack Obama presidency.

How Pokémon Go Will Change Just About Everything

2 months agoNews : Newsweek: US

This article first appeared on the Brookings Institution site. Pokémon Go has ignited the digital world. Every news organization has reported on why Pokémon Go, the smartphone app based on the Japanese cartoon game from the 1990s, is extraordinarily popular. Show More Summary

PPACA Premiums are Lower than You Think

Or so The Brookings Institute would like us to believe. What would cause Brookings to take such a stance especially since parts of the PPACA increased costs dramatically and premiums have increased dramatically? Coverage such as: mandated guaranteed issue regardless of health status; restrictions on the ability to charge different premiums based on anything besides […]

The CIA director reveals the 'most complex, complicated issue' he's ever worked on

During a discussion at the Brookings Institution last week on identifying emerging security threats, CIA Director John Brennan said the bedlam in Syria has become one of the most intricate issues the US faces. "I must say in my experience...Show More Summary

Video: Islam, Islamism and secularism

An excellent quick video (published by The Atlantic and narrated by Shadi Hamid, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution) on the historical and contemporary role of Islam in Middle Eastern politics: (h/t @BrendanTN_).

Ornstein and Mann Updated

Non-partisan Congressional scholars Norm Ornstein (American Enterprise Institute) and Thomas Mann (Brookings Institute) update their diagnosis of government dysfunction in The Washington Post. Fast forward to 2016. Incredibly, Republican destructiveness  is even worse than it was four years ago — and the party is paying for it with a surge of anti-establishment populism that is [...]Show More Summary

Education Dept. Should Continue to Collect Benefits Costs by Functional Expense

This is a guest post by my colleague and collaborator Braden Hosch, who is the Assistant Vice President for Institutional Research, Planning & Effectiveness at Stony Brook University. He has served in previous positions as the chief academic officer for the Connecticut Department of Education and the chief policy and research officer for the Connecticut... Read more »

Seven Ways To Find Meaning At Work (Actual Good Ideas From David Brooks)

3 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Two professional conservatives, the New York Times Op-Ed columnist and Arthur Brooks (no relation), president of the American Enterprise Institute, offer some ideas convincing enough that the leftish Atlantic is willing to post them...

Evangelicals Say U.S. Is No Longer Christian

A majority of white Evangelical Protestants -- 59 percent -- say the United States has lost its Christian identity, according to a survey by the Public Religion Research Institute and Brookings Institution. This represents an 11-point jump from 48 percent in 2012. Show More Summary

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