Brookings Today, 3/28/14

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

  • The pursuit of happiness. In a new podcast, Carol Graham explains how and why to measure happiness.

  • Tea party’s lament. Bill Galston spotlights a telling remark by a candidate in the race for the Mississippi Republican Senate nomination.

  • Japan’s national security thinking. Sheena Chestnut Greitens reports on her trip to Japan where she investigated Tokyo’s national security strategy. 

  • Why aging and work make us happy. Carol Graham shows the relationship between aging and working in four charts.

  • Flat R&D funding in Obama’s budget. Walter Valdiva discusses why people are complaining about it.

  • Michelle Obama’s visit to China. Emily Gustafsson-Wright and Carola McGiffert applaud First Lady Michelle Obama’s focus on education during her visit to China.