A roundup of some of the content published today by Brookings.
- Using digital technology for good. John Villasenor describes a new report on the digital economy, its potential, perils and promises.
- Rep. Camp’s tax reform plan. Bill Gale and Donald Marron look at the macroeconomic effects of House Ways & Means Chairman Dave Camp’s tax reform plan.
- School districts need better evidence to prepare for Common Core. Thomas Kane explains why.
- China’s Xi Jinping’s anti-corruption campaign. Cheng Li discusses the top Chinese leader’s anti-corruption campaign.
- The problem of youth unemployment for social mobility. Isabel Sawhill and Quentin Karpilow examine the impact of and solutions for high youth unemployment.
- Crisis in Ukraine. Michael O’Hanlon offers reasons why he’s slightly less anxious about the Ukraine crisis than many people.
I think it's unusual for the chief of staff to go on a trip, particularly on a trip this long. The chief of staff is usually more of a chief operating officer in the White House itself, and normally when your principal—whether it's the president himself or the head of Cabinet agency—goes abroad, you have his deputy and those folks staying behind to help manage operations in his absence.