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Brookings Today, 7/24/14

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

  • Importance of health care workers without bachelor’s degrees. Martha Ross, Nicole Prchal Svajlenka and Jane R. Williams discuss the significance of workers in health care occupations who have not earned their bachelor’s degree.

  • Primer on implicit subsidies for large banks. Douglas Elliott explains implicit subsidies in anticipation of an upcoming report from the Government Accountability Office.

  • Reforming Dodd-Frank. Martin Neil Baily, Phillip Swagel and Aaron Klein suggest that Dodd-Frank financial regulation reform laws are here to stay and that they should be improved.

  • How does student debt impact the economy? Beth Akers argues that easing education debt will not necessarily help the economy.

  • Balanced budget amendment. Henry Aaron testifies that Congress should not send a balanced budget amendment on to the states for ratification.

  • Targeted investment for Jordan. Sultan Barakat makes a case for targeted investment in order to maintain Jordan’s economy and security.

Elina Saxena contributed to this post.