Brookings Today, 10/17/14

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

  • Why marriage is the best environment for kids. In a new Brookings Cafeteria podcast, Isabel Sawhill explains why “two married parents are the best environment for kids, on average.”
  • Why an “Ebola Czar” might be just what the doctor ordered. Justin Vaughn comments on the utility of policy czars in general and whether it will help in the case of Ebola.
  • World oil demand drops. Charles Ebinger looks at the reasons crude oil prices have dropped and what this means for the global market of oil and gas production.
  • Can the U.S. army win in a complex world? At the Association of the United States Army Symposium this week, Army Chief of Staff General Raymond Odierno unveiled the Army’s new concept for operating in this ever-changing world. John Evans explains more here.
  • Will journalists become public relation specialists? In response to the newest Brookings Essay, Jonathan Rauch gives his take on the current state of the journalism industry.
  • Does migration boost happiness? In light of the renewed immigration debate in the United States and beyond, Milena Nikolova and Carol Graham examine the effect of migration on the well-being of native populations, and how migrants fare once they reach their destination countries.
  • Transatlantic data flows. Josh Meltzer examines the importance of the Internet and transatlantic data flows for U.S. and EU trade and investment.

Charmaine Crutchfield contributed to this post.