New this week
In a new series on civilian robotics, experts explore legal questions around rapid advances in robotics, including liability issues with driverless cars, human reactions to robots, privacy concerns, and more.
The Brookings Cafeteria podcast celebrated its first birthday earlier this week. Host Fred Dews writes about the “pleasure and challenge” of interviewing 26 Brookings experts on topics such as children’s education in the Arab world, presidential pork, immigration, and more.
Laurence Chandy and Homi Kharas examine progress in the race to end extreme poverty around the globe by 2030.
Adie Tomer and Joseph Kane highlight a Catch-22 in the passenger rail bill now under consideration by the House: Congress blasts Amtrak for its annual losses on long-distance routes, despite the fact that those same routes are required by federal law.
What our experts are reading
On the skills imperative in a state rocked by federal cuts: Virginia Governor McAuliffe launches a plan to create jobs and opportunities. (@Bruce_Katz)