A roundup of some of the content published today by Brookings.
- The federal debt, in three minutes. David Wessel explains all you need to know about the federal debt in this short video.
- Facebook’s newsfeed experiment and privacy. Cameron Kerry writes about how public policy can address concerns users have about Facebook’s recent controversial research experiment.
- CBO’s budget check-up. David Wessel comments on the Congressional Budget Office’s routine check-up of the federal deficit outlook, noting the CBO’s bottom line that it “has gotten a little better.”
- Debating the EPA’s Clean Power Plan proposal, Round 5. Philip Wallach reacts to Bob Sussman’s most recent critique of his and Alex Abdun-Nabi’s criticism of the EPA’s Clean Power Plan.
- American classlessness is overstated. Richard Reeves says while Americans overestimate the extent to which America is a “classless republic,” it remains real to some extent, yet inequalities are growing.
Both Egypt and the UAE have come out defending the Saudis. Perhaps they also played some role in the operation. There is no evidence of that aside from the suspicious stops in Cairo and Dubai.