A roundup of some of the content published today by Brookings.
- The Primaries Project. Elaine Kamarck discusses today’s political primaries in Indiana, North Carolina and Ohio.
- Health care spending and the fiscal problem. Bill Gale examines the role of health care spending on federal budget deficits and concludes that “no decline [in medical cost growth] within the realm of our historical experience could fix the nation’s fiscal imbalance.”
- “Short-termism” in corporate America. Robert Pozen looks at “short-termism”—judging company performance over a brief time period—and offers proposals to curb some of its negative effects.
- We need U.S. leadership on climate change, say Joshua Meltzer and Claire Langley.
- National freight policy. Adie Tomer reviews the process to build a comprehensive national freight policy.
“The 21st century has revalued these small geographies. That’s what the 21st century demands,” Katz said, noting that these days, “[w]e aren’t innovating in isolated business parks” in the suburbs.
"Instead of stopping trade, modernize the trade agreements, but also provide safety nets for workers. Because these things are going to keep happening, not only because of trade but because of modernization."