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Lost in translation

This piece in the NYT made me smile: While Mr. Bernanke will remain a full-time fellow at the Brookings Institution, the new role represents his first somewhat regular job in the private sector since stepping down as Fed chairman in January 2014. His role at Citadel was negotiated by Robert Barnett, the Washington superlawyer who also […]

How Utah Became the Next Silicon Valley

A couple of years ago, Mark Muro, a fellow at the Brookings Institution, noticed, along with some of his colleagues, that when politicians and businesspeople debated how the U.S. could be more economically competitive, the conversations tended to focus on promoting certain innovative industries. Show More Summary

EU Can Afford Anti-Russia Sanctions If Economy is Strong - German Minister

Maintaining the EU economic sanctions against Russia will depend on the overall economic strength of the Union, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said at a Brookings Institution conference in Washington, DC on Thursday.

60, Not 50, Is The New Middle Age, Study Says

2 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Dreading the big 5-0? Fear not. A new study says that 60 -- not 50 -- is the new middle-aged. Researchers from the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis and Stony Brook University say we've been thinking about old ageShow More Summary

LEGO explainer: Taxes and income inequality

LEGOs make everything better. David Wessel for Brookings Institution explains how federal taxes play a role in decreasing the income gap. Each column an income quintile and each brick a… Tags: income, Lego, taxes

Assessing the Affordable Care Act

Anybody get to this? What was said that was unexpected? [Assessing the Affordable Care Act’s efficacy, implementation, and policy implications five years later | Brookings Institution](http://www.brookings.edu/events/2015/04/14-aca-efficacy-implementation-west-kamarck):...Show More Summary

How to spread the wealth, explained with Legos

  Forget "makers" and "takers" -- a new Brookings Institution analysis shows that there's still plenty of inequality to go around after the federal government takes its share of your monthly paycheck. In the video above, Brookings Senior Fellow David Wessel sums it all up, with Legos. Legos! (if you prefer boring old charts I've stuck one […]

How much does the tax code reduce inequality?

This post originally appeared on Up Front, the Brookings Institution's blog. There is, for good reason, a lot of focus these days on the widening gap between the top and the bottom in the U.S. economy. Since it’s (almost) Tax Day, that...Show More Summary

Brooklyn Academy of Music Chooses New President

last weekNews : NYTimes: News

Katy Clark will take over from Karen Brooks Hopkins, who has led the institution since 1999.

Worthy of support

Amar Bhattacharya is a senior fellow at the Global Economy and Development Programme at the Brookings Institution. Homi Kharas is a senior fellow and deputy director of the programme. THE United Nations General Assembly will agree on...Show More Summary

Blogging Ben Flogs the Market

(Steven Hayward) This week former Fed chief Ben Bernanke started a blog hosted by the Brookings Institution, and his first week of posts concerns the subject of—wait for it now, I know it will come as a big surprise... interest rates. Show More Summary

Thrown Under the Bus: Another Look at the Self-Serving Launch of Ben Bernanke's Blog and the Brookings Institute's Pandering Role

Within hours of Ben Bernanke launching his blog at the Brookings Institute I commented Ben Bernanke, Confused as Ever, Starts His Own Blog to Prove It.By that time, a few hundred comments to his blog had already been approved. I made...Show More Summary

Remembering John Makin

The American Enterprise Institute community was deeply saddened when Arthur Brooks’s email arrived on Monday morning. In it, we learned that our beloved and eminent colleague, John H. Makin, had passed away. John was among the most talented people I have ever met. Show More Summary

Who’s Joining ISIS’s Twitter Army?

The pro-ISIS Twitter ecosystem remains large, vibrant, and dangerous, according to a new survey published by the Brookings Institution, but efforts to suspend supporters’ accounts are disrupting the group’s ability to get its message out. The report, by terrorism analyst J.M. Show More Summary

Social Advocacy and Politics: While Titans Clash

Two titans of social media, Anonymous and ISIS, are at war with each other. ISIS, as we now know thanks to a methodologically robust study from the Brookings Institute, has become a major force on Twitter with more than 25,000 active Twitter accounts (from among as many as 90,000 total accounts created) supporting its propaganda efforts. Show More Summary

Neurosurgery Leaders Endorse Interventional Thrombectomy to Treat Acute Stroke

Henry Woo, MD, Professor and Vice Chair in the Department of Neurological Surgery, Director of the Cerebrovascular Center and Co-Director of the Cerebrovascular and Stroke Center at Stony Brook Medicine's Neurosciences Institute, along...Show More Summary

Ben Bernanke, Confused as Ever, Starts His Own Blog to Prove It

Ben Bernanke just started his own blog at the Brookings Institute. His first post, from today, Inaugurating a New Blog is the announcement. Let's dive into Bernanke's second post of the day: Why are Interest Rates So Low? Bernanke: Low interest rates are not a short-term aberration, but part of a long-term trend. Show More Summary

Brookings Invitation

  Assessing the Affordable Care Act’s efficacy, implementation, and policy implications five years later. Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 9:00 AM — 12:00 PM (EST) ?The Brookings Institution, Falk Auditorium, 1775 Massachusetts Avenue, NW?Washington,...Show More Summary

#AskBen: Welcome To Twitter @BenBernanke

The comments on Ben Bernanke's blog posts at the Brookings Institutions may be filtered, but as of moments ago anyone will be able to praise the former Fed chairman for "bailing out the world" and being so very "concerned about America's seniors" in person, courtesy of what appears to be Bernanke's legitimate first ever Twitter account. So, is it time for #AskBen? #AskBen Tweets

Former Fed Chairman Bernanke gets a new title: Blogger

Bernanke is now a senior fellow at The Brookings Institution, which made the announcement on Monday

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