A roundup of some of the content published today by Brookings.
- Post-midterm elections commentary:
- Charles Ebinger argues that it’s time for President Obama to act on energy policy.
- Stuart Butler says the biggest changes to health care will happen not in Congress but in the states.
- Philip Wallach and Justus Myers ask if a conservative victory can bring conservative governance.
- Keith Fontenot and Caitlin Brandt examine Arkansas’ Medicaid expansion.
- Mapping freight and trade. Adie Tomer and Joseph Kane provide data, analysis, and interactives to explain how cities and regions trade with each other.
- Cuba’s economic challenge. Richard Feinberg and Ted Piccone introduce a series of papers on Cuba’s economic challenges.
- Mixed results for Arizona charter schools. Charter schools are more popular in Arizona than in any other state. Matthew Chingos and Martin West take a comprehensive look.
- The transparency tragedy of open data. Kevin Desouza and Kendra Smith explain why the “tragedy of untrustworthy transparency degrades the value of open data programs.”
- The Hutchins Roundup. This week’s Hutchins Roundup of the latest in fiscal and monetary policy research looks at compensation disclosures, U.S. dollar appreciation, and more.
- What Gorbachev said about NATO enlargement. Steven Pifer explains how former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev has said that NATO never promised to not enlarge, contradicting Russian President Vladimir Putin.
- How to retire better. In a new paper, Katharine Abraham and Benjamin Harris consider whether longevity annuities can improve retirement security.
Charmaine Crutchfield contributed to this post.