Brookings Today, 12/30/14

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

  • Top priorities for Africa in 2015. Experts and colleagues of the Africa Growth Initiative identify the key issues for the continent in the coming year.
  • Social mobility must-reads. The Social Mobility Memos team identifies 14 must-read books and papers about the social mobility debate in America.
  • Why not Black Friday deals for health care? Scott Andes and Mark Muro what would happen if the innovation and competition policies that have caused prices of consumer goods like clothing and electronics to have fallen relative to where they were in 2000 were applied in other areas, like health care.
  • Florida overtakes New York. William Frey examines new Census data on renewed Sun Belt migration, which also shows that Florida’s population has overtaken New York’s to become the third most populous state.