Brookings Today, 8/21/14

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

  • A closer look at data in the new Brookings Essay on mobility and inequality.  Richard Reeves provides more detail on the “mobility matrices” referenced throughout his new Brookings Essay on mobility and inequality.

  • The price of delaying action against the Islamic State. General Jon R. Allen writes that the murder of American journalist James Foley is further evidence of the immense danger posed by the Islamic State.

  • How McDonald’s helps rural America get online. Only 62% of homes in America’s rural areas have high-speed Internet. Joshua Bleiberg highlights the many ways McDonald’s plugs a gap in the country’s Internet infrastructure by providing free wi-fi.