January 30, 2015, Robert E. Litan
Robert Litan explains that because oil is primarily used for transportation and because renewable energy technologies will, over the longer run, drop in price, the development of cleaner energy sources likely won't stop. Read More ›
January 30, 2015, Isabel V. Sawhill and Edward Rodrigue
January 29, 2015, Brendan Mochoruk and David Wessel
Isabel V. Sawhill
This new book from Isabel Sawhill surveys the impact of family structure on child well-being and discusses the societal changes contributing to an emerging class divide and drop in social mobility in the United States.
January 29, 2015, Richard V. Reeves
January 29, 2015, Stuart M. Butler
January 29, 2015, David Wessel
January 28, 2015, Keith Fontenot and Caitlin Brandt
January 28, 2015, Henry J. Aaron
January 28, 2015, Morris Kleiner
January 28, 2015, Jonathan Rothwell
January 28, 2015, Ted Gayer
January 28, 2015, Stuart M. Butler
January 27, 2015, Ron Haskins
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Monday's CBO report helps frame a middle ground on what to do about the budget. http://t.co/f5MG5v7G6B http://t.co/BHnkwqvCjd
Could free community college change norms for education and achievement the way 90s welfare reform did for work?
Louise Sheiner offers a simple explanation of the implication of health spending growth on budget sustainability http://t.co/aoacNV3Ceb
Bill Gale on CBO forecasts: "We are entering new territory – permanently high and potentially rising debt-GDP ratios" http://t.co/f5MG5v7G6B
The US spends a lot on health care, but spending growth has slowed. Will that continue? Or will costs rise again? http://t.co/aoacNV3Ceb
Here's the bad news from Monday's CBO report according to @davidmwessel
One way to improve kid's life-chances? Avoid unplanned pregnancies with better family-planning http://t.co/LhqcVJKDz5 http://t.co/o1LwDliLba
The ECB can't fix Europe's economy alone. Will Europe's lawmakers take advantage of this time? http://t.co/NC4opSChop http://t.co/WjI7V21cii
Free comm college has problems, but as with 90s welfare reform, its benefits may not be predicted w/ current models
RT @BrookingsMed: Yeah, that's right. We started a #health blog and @BrookingsEcon Ted Gayer will tell you why: http://t.co/SrUumbHpi1 http://t.co/OYp816rRpk
"Sunday’s [Greek] election results were almost the worst possible outcome from the POV of the rest of Europe" http://t.co/Jd3lQzoV6w
RT @davidmwessel: The Huchins Center Fiscal Baromoter is updated for today GDP data http://t.co/T2i2Xse2Cp http://t.co/e1KzaeQPlp
Medicaid costs are expected to rise at an annual avg rate of 7.1% over the next decade. The program needs a rethink: http://t.co/SroA5oXtYM
There's an infrastructure crisis. So let's roll out the gas tax, which hasn't been raised since '93, says Ron Haskins http://t.co/Fn6YJU1VVG
While college is still worth the money on avg, more now run the risk of not earning enough for it to be worthwhile. http://t.co/FofY1U2AbQ
RT @JustinWolfers: There's nothing in these wage data to give the Fed any confidence that inflation is going to drift back up towards its target anytime soon.
RT @JustinWolfers: If you think the US labor market is anywhere near capacity, you expect wages to be growing at 3.5-4%. They're growing at 2.2%.
Like any investment, college as a path to the middle class deserves closer scrutiny.
"According to CBO, the gas tax has lost about 40 percent of its value since it was last increased in 1993."
RT @BrookingsMed: What is the deal with #HealthSpending? Our experts from @BrookingsEcon sort it out in under 2 minutes. Watch this: http://t.co/9Km6PcdAZQ
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