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For Britons, the Soviet collapse may be a lesson in the unintended consequences of referendums

In March 1991, the citizens of nine Soviet states voted in a referendum on whether to hold together the country in a way that devolved power out to the republics. 340 more words

Fifth Annual Municipal Finance Conference

On July 12, this year’s Municipal Finance Conference will be held for the first time at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C.   The other sponsors are the Brandeis International Business School and the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. 105 more words

Bonds

Metro Chamber Honors Senator Reid With Silver Spirit Award

Las Vegas – The Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce honored Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid with the Silver Spirit Award for his outstanding legacy of leadership and service to the state of Nevada.Metro Chamber Honors Senator Reid With Silver Spirit Award The award was presented  by Kristin McMillan, president and CEO of the Metro Chamber, during a meeting with Senator Reid during the Metro Chamber’s annual trip to Capitol Hill to promote regional interests.  280 more words

News

Non-Compete Agreements Are Bad for the Little Guy and Bad for the Larger Economy

Not so fun fact: Did you know that 47 out of 50 states have non-compete provisions on the books? Some experts say this is a very bad thing. 916 more words

Tech

Obama surrogate #PloughsharesFund $$$ to #NPR #BrookingsInstitution and #JStreet to help sell #IranDeal. Move along, nothing to see here.

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Group that helped sell Iran nuke deal also funded media
by Bradley Klapper
May 20, 2016

A group the White House recently identified as a key surrogate in selling the Iran nuclear deal gave National Public Radio $100,000 last year to help it report on the pact and related issues, according to the group’s annual report. 104 more words

Israel & Middle East

Donald Trump and the authoritarian temptation | Brookings Institution - Shadi Hamid

This article by Shadi Hamid, published by the Brookings Institution (originally published in the Atlantic) is a must read. It argues that Donald Trump has exposed the tension between democracy and… 80 more words

Politics