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Brookings Today, 7/8/14

A roundup of some of the content published today by Brookings.

  • Improving children’s chances. Isabel Sawhill and Quentin Karpilow ask whether early and frequent intervention could improve children's life chances.

  • Legalization of marijuana in two states. Philip Wallach and John Hudak compare the legalization of marijuana in Colorado and Washington.

  • Consumer preferences on online privacy. Stuart Brotman grapples with the privacy paradox and discusses the EMC Corporation’s study on consumer preferences about personal privacy online.

  • Renewal efforts for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Nicole Prchal Svajlenka and Audrey Singer argue for the need to focus on renewal efforts for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), a two-year deportation relief and work authorization program.

  • Reforming saving incentives. Benjamin Harris discusses the need to redesign saving incentives to benefit workers across the income spectrum.


  • Climate change's stopping distance. Stephen Palumbi uses the analogy of a 16-year-old learning about the stopping distance of a vehicle to explain the time horizon for slowing and stopping climate change.


Elina Saxena contributed to this post.

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