Brookings Today, 3/20/14

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

  • Character and social mobility. Richard Reeves and Kimberly Howard examine the link between people’s character strength and their opportunity.  

  • Wireless spectrum allocation. Melissa Kearney and Ben Harris discuss how to achieve economic growth though more-efficient allocation of wireless spectrum.

  • The long-term unemployed. Alan B. Krueger, Judd Cramer and David Cho find that the long-term unemployed are frequently jobless again soon after they gain reemployment. This is one of six papers being released at the Brookings Panel on Economic Activity.

  • Political polarization. John Hudak reviews a new paper on fixing dysfunctional political parties and broken government.

Mingwei Ma contributed to this post.