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Hey Republicans, want free market health insurance? You got it.

Yup. That's pretty much how it worked. Alice Rivlin, senior fellow in the economic studies program at the Brookings Institution, doesn't get the conservative myopia about just what it was that they got in Obamacare. In general, Republicans...Show More Summary

Chart of the Week: A Majority of Middle Class Black Children Will Be Poorer as Adults

Social mobility refers to likelihood that a person born in one social class will end up in another as an adult. A new study by Richard Reeves and Isabel Sawhill for the Brookings Institute offered a devastating picture of the possibilities for black youth. To summarize: most black children see downward mobility and are poorer as […]

What’s the Lifetime Earning Potential of Architecture Graduates? [Infographic]

We stumbled across an interesting and highly practical set of infographics developed by the Hamilton Project at The Brookings Institution. Using data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, the project allows users to get precious information regarding the annual median earnings from career start to retirement for 80 majors. Show More Summary

Tax Reform After the Midterm Election

Brookings Institution: Tax Reform: One Shining Moment or “Blah, Blah, Blah”, by William G. Gale: Given that prospects for tax reform were virtually nil before the election, the Republican recapture of the Senate has to have made prospects for tax reform better. But I still have the strong sense that...

In Nishka Lulla

Wearing a popular Nishka Lulla print, Aditi partook in a panel discussion with Anupama Chopra for Brookings institute. Keeping it simple, Aditi finished out the look with a ponytail, pink lip and taupe peep-toe pumps. While she looked nice waist-up, can’t really get on board with the dress. Show More Summary

CNO Expresses Concern Over U.S. Navy’s Shipbuilding Industrial Base

“There’s some likelihood we’ll lose a builder,” commented Admiral Jonathan Greenert, the U.S. Navy’s Chief of Naval Operations during a presentation at the Brookings Institute on Tuesday. Admiral Greenert was [...] The post CNO Expresses Concern Over U.S. Navy’s Shipbuilding Industrial Base appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.

Will Consumers Come To Love Longevity Annuities?

Economists love longevity annuities. But what will it take to get real people to buy them? That’s one of the questions that two panels of retirement experts will tackle at a Brookings Institution event on Thursday. These retirement products...Show More Summary

Water Trading: Studies Call for Market-based Water Use System

The Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institute and the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment have recently hosted a forum on the ongoing water crisis in the United States. This resulted in the release of two interesting new discussion papers. read more

IPT Exclusive: Terror Enablers Join Global Elite at Brookings Forums (Part II)

The speaker rosters at the Brookings Institution's annual Doha conferences read like a veritable Who's Who of international leaders. Featured guests include influential American policymakers such as National Security Adviser Susan Rice,...Show More Summary

IPT Exclusive: Qatar's Insidious Influence on the Brookings Institution

The Brookings Institution bills itself as "the most influential, most quoted and most trusted think tank in the world," but should it be? Brookings' long-term relationship with the Qatari government – a notorious supporter of terror in the Middle East – casts a dark cloud over such a lofty claim to credibility. Show More Summary

Brooks: Income-Based Repayment and the Public Financing of Higher Education

John R. Brooks II (Georgetown), Income-Based Repayment and the Public Financing of Higher Education: The growth in higher education costs has outrun inflation for decades, in part for reasons outside of an institution’s control. This has serious distributional consequences, given that higher education is a quasi-public good that should be...

At the Oregon Economic Forum: Introducing Doug Elliott: "Making Wall Street Work for Main Street

[Over at Equitable Growth:][1] I am very happy to be here this morning to introduce the Oregon Economic Forum's Keynote Speaker, Doug Elliott of the Brookings Institution, and to set the stage for his talk. To do that, let me ask all...Show More Summary

Director Comey Discusses Impact of Emerging Technology on Public Safety

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James Comey, speaking today at the Brookings Institution in Washington D.C., talked about the challenges that law enforcement face as we carry out our duty to keep Americans safe while addressing the issue of “Going Dark.”

New Brookings Essay Examines ‘The Bad News About the News’

There’s always more and more bad news about the news, which is the theme of a new Brookings Institute essay by Robert Kaiser. “The Bad News About the News” is available here, but brace yourself. It’s a long, well researched look at the decline of newspapers. Show More Summary

The Brookings Institution and Qatar – The Money, Power and Influence Behind Global Terror

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton – William Michael – Qatar Awareness Campaign In 2012, when a revised agreement was signed between Brookings and the Qatari government, the Qatar Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Mario Draghi Took A Not-So-Subtle Swipe At Germany Without Actually Mentioning It By Name

Mario Draghi just spoke at the Brookings Institution in Washington DC, in a conversation with Federal Reserve vice chair Stanley Fischer. In a lot of ways Draghi didn't move too far from what he's previously said: in short, that major structural reforms must come first. Show More Summary

Here's Proof That Congress Has Been Dragging Down The Economy For Years

In honor of the new fiscal year, the Brookings Institution released the Fiscal Impact Measure, an interactive chart by senior fellow Louise Sheiner that shows how the balance of government spending and tax revenues have affected U.S....Show More Summary

Texas Woman Becomes ISIS Twitter Celeb Overnight

HOUSTON, Texas -- One tweet was all it took for Jennifer Williams, a Brookings Institute researcher that had studied religious extremism and converted to Islam, to go from an ordinary blonde with tattoo’s from Texas to a star on Twitter with a concerning amount of followers that may be Islamic terrorist. Show More Summary

From the Desk of the Secretary: The Affordable Care Act Is Working

On Tuesday, I had the opportunity to talk about the Affordable Care Act  at the Brookings Institution. When it comes to the Affordable Care Act, it’s our belief that the three most important measures are affordability, access, and quality – and that when you consider the law through this lens, the evidence points to a clear conclusion:...

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