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Conservatives and the Conceit of Happiness

Steve M has a worthwhile post up about an NY Times column by Arthur C. Brooks, president of the American Enterprise Institute. A.C. Brooks thinks we Americans should be more optimistic. In particular we need optimistic leaders, he said, and politicians have to choose whether they will project optimism (good) or pessimism (bad). While the […]

Report: Young Adult Unemployment Rates Are Higher Than Ever, Employers Are To Blame

The young adult population in America is currently experiencing one of the worst times for young adult employment in U.S. history. According to a new report by the Brooking Institute, most young adults are either unemployed or working in jobs with no upward mobility. Show More Summary

Can local gov survive the driverless car era?

The Brookings Institution is forecasting upheaval in local government as the rise of autonomous cars radically changes some of the ways they collect money. In just one example, the driverless vehicles are going to behave more safely on the road, which means less revenue from people paying for tickets. Show More Summary

Nuclear Buildup in EU: Who Benefits From Aggravating US-Russian Tensions?

While beefing up NATO's military presence in Europe Washington should refrain from deploying more US nuclear weapons in EU countries, senior fellow of the Brookings Institution Steven Pifer said.

Why They Can’t Stop Trump

In a Sunday column in The Washington Post, “Stop laughing at Donald Trump,” a liberal analyst from the Brookings Institution tries to warn the Washington, D.C. beltway elites that they should take the businessman seriously...

Arthur Brooks interview (Part 2)

American Enterprise Institute president Arthur Brooks has a new book, “The Conservative Heart: How to Build a Fairer, Happier, and More Prosperous America.” Below is the continuation of my interview with him. (Part 1 can be found here): Your seven habits of highly effective conservatives seem like they’d be effective for promoting any popular agenda or movement. […]

Taking Heart

In our latest Need to Know, Mona and I have a guest, Arthur Brooks, who heads the American Enterprise Institute. He is a scholar and a musician. And a gentleman. He is the author of the newly released The Conservative Heart: How to Build a Fairer, Happier, and More Prosperous America. Show More Summary

ARTHUR BROOKS’ CAMPAIGN BIBLE: Roger Simon reviews The Conservative Heart: How To Build a Fairer, …

ARTHUR BROOKS’ CAMPAIGN BIBLE: Roger Simon reviews The Conservative Heart: How To Build a Fairer, Happier, and More Prosperous America, the new book by Arthur C. Brooks, president of the American Enterprise Institute, and describes it as “terrific and upbeat read in dark times.  Campaign managers and advisers to the umpteen Republican presidential contenders would […]

Arthur Brooks tell us the key to conservatives’ success

Arthur Brooks, president of the American Enterprise Institute, is arguably the most important conservative voice of his time. Under his leadership, AEI has become the most influential conservative think tank. His sponsorship of the reform conservative movement has changed the discussion in the GOP and influenced a flock of presidential candidates. Now he has a […]

American Gunsmithing Institute (AGI) Announces Hands-On Gunsmithing Course on the Ruger 10/22 and .22 Auto Pistol

NEW Instructor-led-training course, taught by AGI’s Certified Gunsmithing Instructor Ken Brooks, July 20 – 24, 2015. Napa, Calif. (July 2015) – American The post American Gunsmithing Institute (AGI) Announces Hands-On Gunsmithing Course on the Ruger 10/22 and.22 Auto Pistol appeared first on Hunting and Conservation News.

Regulators are people too

The behavioral economics of government behavior remains a drastically underexplored field.  I recently received this email (excerpted) from the Brookings Institution: In Behavioral Public Choice: The Behavioral Paradox of GovernmentShow More Summary

Heather Perry’s Swimming in Motion

Heather Perry has spent a lifetime in and around the water. A competitive swimmer since age 6, she also studied underwater photography at the prestigious Brooks Institute, and has since built a wonderful body of work, with clients such as National Geographic and the New York Times. Perry’s images out of the water are strong, […]

When patients speak – some hear golden tones and others noise

A Brookings Institute economics expert and a patient advocate argued with each other last week during a live Google chat. They disagreed about the voices of patients, and how much these voices should count. Their debate is just one of...Show More Summary

AND FOR TONIGHT’S INSOMNIA THEATER: “KNOWLEDGE STARTS AS OFFENDEDNESS” – Check out this video …

AND FOR TONIGHT’S INSOMNIA THEATER: “KNOWLEDGE STARTS AS OFFENDEDNESS” – Check out this video featuring Brookings Institution senior fellow Jonathan Rauch on “hate speech” and his book Kindly Inquisitors: The New Attacks on Free Thought.

Friday Morning Splash

What’s Happening — Maximizing the Benefits of Broadband at the Brookings Institution, 10:30 a.m. — Cyber Security Training for Journalists at the National Press Club, Saturday at 9 a.m. Must-Read of the Day The Atlantic‘s Emma GreenShow More Summary

We’re Living Longer, and Other Reasons to Worry About Americans’ Retirement Outlook

Americans are increasingly unprepared for retirement, says a new paper out today from the Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institution.

Bernanke Blasts Lew's $10 Bill Woman-ification

Authored by Ben Bernanke via The Brookings Institute, I must admit I was appalled to hear of Treasury Secretary Jack Lew's decision last week to demote Alexander Hamilton from his featured position on the ten dollar bill. My reaction has been widely shared, see for example here, here, here, here, and here. Show More Summary

Podcast: Bruce Katz Discusses UK devolution and the Power of Metro Regions

This week Bruce Katz from the Brookings Institution joins us to talk about plans for devolution in the United Kingdom and how the lessons from that process can be applied here in the United States by the federal and state governments. Lots of great quotes in this one, so you'll want to take a listen. Wire Feed

Read Tina Fey’s Touching, Hilarious Tribute to Steve Martin

Last night at Hollywood's Dolby Theatre, Steve Martin received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Film Institute from Mel Brooks. If that’s not enough to guarantee a trip to Comedy Prom, Tina Fey killed it, setting the stage for speeches by Amy Poehler, Carl Reiner, Sarah Silverman, Steve Carell,... More »

Gauging the Impact of the Fed on Inequality During the Great Recession

In a recent working paper presented at a symposium at the Brookings Institution’s Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy, EPI Research Director Josh Bivens assesses claims that the Federal Reserve’s very low interest rates and...Show More Summary

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