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Thomas B. Edsall: Has American Business Lost Its Mojo?

New York Times: Over the past three decades, the American economy has become less vigorous. An extensive body of evidence shows that the public focus on the success of high-tech companies like Apple and Google masks an overall downward trend in key measures of business vitality. 108 more words

Politics

Some cities are still more unequal than others—an update

Some cities are still more unequal than others—an update
Source: Brookings Institution

More than five years after the end of the Great Recession, and three years since the Occupy movement took on Wall Street, high and growing levels of income inequality continue to animate debates on politics and public policy.

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Brookings Institution

Ben Bernanke has a new blog and he's using it to defend his record as Fed chair

Washington policy types usually just write books to defend their legacies. Former Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke is instead taking to the blogosphere.

Bernanke, previously an economics professor at Princeton University and now a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution think tank, said he launched what’s simply called “Ben Bernanke’s blog” so he could again muse publicly about economic policy without sending global markets into a tailspin. 245 more words

African Leadership Transitions Tracker

African Leadership Transitions Tracker
Source: Brookings Institution

The African Leadership Transitions Tracker (ALTT) is an interactive feature that factually recounts and visually presents changes at the head of state level in every African country from independence or end of the colonial period to the present.

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Government And Politics

The growing distance between people and jobs in metropolitan America

The growing distance between people and jobs in metropolitan America
Source: Brookings Institution

Proximity to employment can influence a range of economic and social outcomes, from local fiscal health to the employment prospects of residents, particularly low-income and minority workers.

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Social And Cultural Issues

Your commute is probably getting longer

There are fewer jobs located near metro area workers, according to a study released Tuesday that measured employment patterns since 2000.

Jobs within the “typical commuting distance” for workers in major metro areas dropped 7% overall between 2000 and 2012, found a… 185 more words

Leadership

2015 Brown Center Report on American Education: How Well Are American Students Learning?

2015 Brown Center Report on American Education: How Well Are American Students Learning?
Source: Brookings Institution

The 2015 Brown Center Report (BCR) represents the 14th edition of the series since the first issue was published in 2000.

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Education