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You Must Read—Circus Maximus: The Economic Gamble Behind Hosting the Olympics and the World Cup

If your city or country ever decides to enter into the bidding process for either Olympic iterations, summer or winter, or the World Cup drop a copy of this book on their doorstep and run.  379 more words

Inclusive Cities

The Brookings Institution had a good article today about the need for inclusive cities. The issue facing almost all cities is that economic growth affects some people more than others and rarely benefits individuals on the lower end of the socio-economic scale. 809 more words

Economic Development

A philosopher ponders the death of the American dream

Philosopher Richard Reeves has come to a harsh conclusion about inequality in the US. “America has a meritocratic market but an unfair society,” he writes in the book  1,068 more words

College Bowl

The Electoral College doesn’t have much of a football team, explains
John Hudak of the Brookings Institution.

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“How the Electoral College Protected Slavery,” Paul Finkelman, … 48 more words

Government

Russia-gate’s Shaky Foundation

By Daniel Herman | Consortium News | September 29, 2107

Anyone who watches the news knows that Russian hackers gave Democratic National Committee documents to WikiLeaks and hacked voter databases in 21 states.

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United States

Qatar's foreign minister to keynote US-Islamic World forum -- Emir of Qatar publicly visiting US forces at big Al Udeid base

Al Jazeera

Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdul Rahman Al Thani will deliver a keynote address at the US-Islamic World Forum in New York on Sunday.

The annual forum, now in its 13th year, is organised by the Brookings Institution in conjunction with the state of Qatar. 59 more words