(Reuters) - Mel Brooks, whose long career in comedy includes writing and directing hilarious films like "The Producers" and "Young Frankenstein," will receive the American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award on June 6.
Yes, we do need high-skilled immigrants because we don't have enough qualified workers. Contrary to a widely publicized report claiming that a tech-talent shortage is a myth, A new Brookings Institute study confirms our argument that there is a shortage and businesses need immigrants to fill the innovation vacuum.
World Bank President Jim Yong Kim has said the world can end extreme poverty in 17 years. But do the numbers add up? Laurence Chandy argues there is a good chance they do in a new Brookings Institution study. In … Continue reading ...
(Kenneth Anderson) John Villasenor – a professor of engineering at UCLA and a Brookings Institution senior fellow – has a new article at Slate on the domestic use of drones. (The article part of a conference held yesterday at the New America Foundation in conjunction with Arizona State University on domestic drone policy, with many fine participants; [...]
The government's current programs to get low-income students ready for college aren't working and should be reformed, according to a policy brief from the Brookings Institution and Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
Yin Yan House by Brooks + Scarpa The Yin Yan House is a nearly net-zero energy live/work home and office in Venice, California. A very tight building envelope reduces energy demand by more than 50 percent. And a 12-kW solar system produces 100 percent of
It turns out, rich people are happier than poor people. A new Brookings Institution paper finds that people who live in rich countries are more satisfied with their lives than those in poor countries, and rich people within individual countries are happier than their poor neighbo …
Watch video A superb speech this morning at the Lowy Institute from Ambassador Martin Indyk, Director of the Foreign Policy Program at the Brookings Institution and a former US Ambassador to Israel. We'll have audio and video soon, but I wanted to give you a few highlights. Show More Summary
This guest article is by Aaron McKethan, senior vice president of strategy at RxAnte and a visiting scholar at the Brookings Institution. Billions of dollars in venture capital is being poured into new innovations to improve health care. Devices remotely monitor patient health; smart phone apps help patients manage their exercise and schedule appointments with [...]
Alamy Another salvo in the ongoing debate over whether money buys happiness: New research out of the Brookings Institution claims there is no ceiling above which additional wealth stops contributing to people's sense of well-being. The...Show More Summary
And an actual injustice to the poor people of the planet. The founders of the Breakthrough Institute, Michael Shellenberger and Ted Nordhaus, have sent out an email introduction to a terrific new essay by Brookings Institution political...Show More Summary
According to William H. Frey, a demographer at the Brookings Institution, Romney would have narrowly won the presidential election in November last year had people voted at the same rates they did in 2004. In 2012, African AmericansShow More Summary
Last month I wrote about a Brookings Institution proposal to save Amtrak by shedding some of its most unprofitable routes while using the profits from the Acela Express along the Northeast Corridor to subsidize some of the routes that almost make sense. What Brookings found is not surprising. There are only two routes that do [...]Show More Summary
Fiona Hill, a Caucasus specialist at the Brookings Institution think tank, said the conflict in Chechnya is used as a recruiting tool for Al-Qaeda. "Videos from Chechnya are all over the Internet. They're constantly packaged as part of the Al-Qaeda network recruitment," she said. Show More Summary
It has been five months since residents of Colorado and Washington voted to legalize marijuana, and the Justice Department still has not said how it plans to respond. In a new Brookings Institution paper, legal analyst Stuart TaylorShow More Summary
Sometimes think tanks giveth, and sometimes they giveth a lot. This is a case of the latter. Remember how the Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institution released a list of 15 clever ideas for reforming the federal budget, including everything … Continue reading ?
The Public Religion Research Institute and the Brookings Institution recently released the results of a survey on "Citizenship, Values, & Cultural Concerns" (PDF) and a couple of the findings are very notable for what they say aboutShow More Summary
Wall Street Journal op-ed: Corporate-Tax Reform Without Tears, by Robert C. Pozen (Harvard Business School & Brookings Institution): Economists have long recognized the damaging effects of the high U.S. corporate tax—at 35%, the rate is the highest in the industrialized world. Over the past few years, politicians in both parties...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Employment improved and housing prices rose in most major U.S. metropolitan areas in the final quarter of 2012, but output sputtered, according to a report released on Thursday by the Brookings Institution.
Economic conditions were improving across the U.S. by the end of 2012, although some metro areas were recovering faster than others, according to a new index of 2012 data released by the Brookings Institution.