New this week
A closer look at yesterday’s jobs numbers by Gary Burtless finds particularly encouraging gains for construction employment. To see more data on major economic indicators, visit “Janet Yellen’s Dashboard” from the Hutchins Center—updated on Friday to include August’s payroll gains.
Shadi Hamid writes in the New York Times that Obama’s “absence of strategy” in the Middle East demonstrates his lack of faith in American power.
The Africa in Focus blog examines the role genetically engineered crops can play in combating food insecurity throughout the continent.