Brookings Today, 5/20/14

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

  • How is the Tea Party doing? Elaine Kamarck surveys the Republican candidates in key primary states to see how successful the right wing of the party has been.

  • When Harvard says “no,” don’t worry. Carol Graham and Michael O’Hanlon write that an Ivy League degree does not necessarily determine happiness or success.

  • Has rising inequality brought us back to the 1920s? Gary Burtless says that it depends on how we measure income.

  • Does the Fed’s balance sheet matter? Robert Litan answers the question.

  • Privacy and data in Europe. Cameron Kerry provides an overview of key proposals related to privacy and data in Europe.