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The parallels between Trumpism and Islamism shouldn’t be overblown

yesterdayReligion : Erasmus

SHADI HAMID is one of the most interesting and provocative figures on the circuit of Islam-watchers and Middle East pundits in Washington, DC. A senior fellow of the Brookings Institution, a think-tank, he has been raising his voice recently to make two assertions which seem, at first sight, to run in different directions.

Why Studying Middle East Politics Helped This Expert Understand Trump's Appeal

Donald Trump’s election was a frightening event for many Muslim Americans ? and Shadi Hamid, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, was no exception. Hamid, author of Islamic Exceptionalism: How the Struggle Over Islam Is Reshaping...Show More Summary

"Do We Have A Liquidity Problem Post-Criris?" Fed Vice Chair Fischer Answers - Live Feed

Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer is speaking at the Brookings Institution in Washington, on the topic of "Do We Have a Liquidity Problem Post-Crisis?" Not surprisingly, Fischer's answer is that "liquidity is adequate by most measures, in...Show More Summary

Long Time Mass Surveillance Defenders Freak Out Now That Trump Will Have Control

3 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

The Lawfare blog, run by the Brookings Institution, has long reliably been a good source to go to for reading what defenders of mass surveillance and the surveillance state are thinking -- in a non-hysterical way. While I disagree with much of what's posted on there, it tends to be thoughtful and interesting reading. Show More Summary

System opens up high-performance programming to nonexperts

(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Researchers from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and Stony Brook University have developed a new system that allows users to describe what they want their programs to do in very general terms. Show More Summary

Shivshankar Menon on Books and Writing

Shivshankar Menon is a distinguished fellow at the Brookings Institution, a think tank. Ambassador Menon previously held various positions with the Indian Foreign Service and served as India's National Security Advisor from 2010 to 2014. This...Show More Summary

Race Matters: Study Shows Black College Students Graduate With More Debt Than White Students

Black College Students Graduate With More Debt Than Whites A new study from the Brookings Institution shows that African-American college students graduate with at least $7,400 more in student loans than their white counterparts reports MIC: Four years after

Report: Trump victory will likely lead to major downfall of global financial markets

2 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : AOL: Style

On Friday, the non-partisan Brookings Institution released a paper which describes the expected impact of the outcome of the 2016 U.S. presidential election on the global financial markets, reports the Huffington Post. Authored by the...Show More Summary

Looking Into the Cannabis Crystal Ball: The Important Issues to Watch as Cannabis Becomes Legal

Click here for reuse options! The choices the federal government must and will make will have far-reaching consequences. The following is an excerpt from the new book Marijuana: A Short History by John Hudak (Brookings Institution Press,...Show More Summary

Why Evangelicals Are Smart to Support Trump

2 months agoNews : Slate: The Slatest

Hmm, I wonder what changed: That finding is buried within a new joint survey from the Public Religion Research Institute and the Brookings Institution that finds Hillary Clinton leading Donald Trump by 15 percentage points among likely voters, 51 to 36. Show More Summary

Kuroda Defends BOJ Credibility, Mocks Fed And IMF Economists

This past Saturday October 8th, Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko “Peter Pan” Kuroda delivered some prepared remarks on its new QQE with yield control (see here and here) at the Brookings Institute in Washington DC. The conference wasShow More Summary

Internet shutdowns cost the world at least $2.4 billion last year

2 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Deji from Access Now writes, "How much does it cost to shut down the internet? A new report by the Brookings Institution assesses costs during a one year period between 2015-2016 and found immense losses. It's just a baseline too -- and doesn't even include things like mobile money or lost tax receipts. The real number is likely much higher." (more…)

What German Cities Have Learned From The Front Lines Of The Refugee Response

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

Much of the responsibility in caring for refugees arriving in Germany has fallen to local authorities. This has brought challenges, but also successful innovations that must be widely shared – and quickly, says Brookings InstitutionShow More Summary

The Extremes of Tetrapod Forelimb Modification

You Have Just Got to Hand it to Drepanosaurus unguicaudatus A team of international scientists including researchers from a number of eminent American scientific institutions (Stony Brook University, The Dinosaur Institute at the Los...Show More Summary

Charles L. Schultze RIP

(September 28, 2016 06:42 PM, by David Henderson) Charlie Schultze, Brookings Institution economist and former economic adviser to President Jimmy Carter has died at age 91. Charlie was old-school in the best sense of that term. From what I could tell at a distance, he believed in using... (0 COMMENTS)

The 9 fastest-growing cities in the US

In the wake of the Great Recession and the subsequent uneven recovery, some US cities have grown faster than others. To track where urban economic growth is happening, nonprofit public policy organization Brookings Institution launched...Show More Summary

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

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