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    Brookings Today, 2/27/15

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    Richard Reeves talks about the plight of the 1% on The Daily Show

    Senior Fellow Richard Reeves on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, February 26, 2015.

    Are you worried that millionaires are falling too far behind billionaires? Brookings Senior Fellow Richard Reeves isn’t. While rising income and wealth inequality between those in the top 1 percent of the income distribution and everyone else is a noted and serious problem in America today, there may also be a gap within the top 1 percent itself, with the wealth of the top 0.01 percent growing even faster than the rest of the wealthiest people. In a satirical segment on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Reeves said that “The relative position of multimillionaire families by comparison to billionaire families is not the biggest problem facing the U.S. today,” Reeves said. “Nobody else is worried about that gap.”  Read More

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    Brookings Today, 2/26/15

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    The 10 states diversifying the fastest

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    The United States is projected to be “majority-minority” by 2044. As evidenced in our Diversity Explosion interactive, as the U.S. population ages it is also becoming much more diverse. Specifically, the share of people of color in the U.S. is 26% higher in the 0-19 age group than the 65+ age group. But over the next several decades, some states will change much faster than others. Hawaii and the District of Columbia already have the highest shares of people of color (77% and 64%, respectively), and given that those shares are already so high, their changes won’t be as drastic as other places. Here are the 10 states that stand out when looking at the difference in share of the people of color aged 19 and younger compared to those aged 65 and older.  Read More

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    Brookings Today, 2/25/15

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    Brookings Today, 2/23/15

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    Brookings Today, 2/20/15

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    Brookings Today, 2/19/15

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    VOTE: Bruce Katz for World Thinkers 2015

    Portait: Bruce Katz

    Who are the world's top thinkers? "Prospect," a U.K.-based magazine of ideas and trends, is running a competition to select the world's top thinkers from a shortlist of 50 people "who are leaders in their fields, engaging in original and profound ways with the central questions of the world today—whether in economics, science, philosophy, religion or feminism." One of them is Brookings's own Bruce Katz, vice president and director of the Metropolitan Policy Program, and also the Adeline M. and Alfred I. Johnson Chair in Urban and Metropolitan Policy. Visit this page to see all of the nominees and cast your vote.  Read More

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    Kavita Patel named a Presidential Leadership Scholar

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    Brookings Fellow Dr. Kavita Patel, a practicing physician and managing director of clinical transformation at the Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform at Brookings, has been selected as one of 60 inaugural Presidential Leadership Scholars. The program is a leadership development initiative that draws upon four presidential centers that “have partnered to bring together a select group of leaders who have the desire and capacity to take their leadership strengths to a higher level in order to help their communities and our country.”  Read More

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