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Brookings Today, 12/3/14

A roundup of some of the content published today at Brookings.

  • Do selfie-taking teens care about privacy? Teenagers love selfies and have a reputation for not valuing privacy. Darrell West and Joshua Bleiberg discuss what privacy concerns matter to this generation.
  • The impact of Hong Kong’s “Umbrella Movement.” Richard Bush testified to the Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. 
  • A response to the “new normal in politics.” Following Isabel Sawhill’s review of Amitai Etzioni’s new book, Thomas Mann takes a turn, exploring the disconnect in our politics that leads to public discontent.
  • Sanctions’ effect on Russia. In the wake of Russian officials saying their country will be in recession next year due to falling energy prices, Barry Bosworth looks at the effect sanctions have had.
  • How America moves oil. Joseph Kane, Robert Puentes, and Adie Tomer say that “American transportation networks are straining under new pressures to safely and efficiently move all this energy between different markets.”
  • The EITC in your county. Find out what taxpayers claim for EITC in each county of the U.S., including your own.
  • Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard at Brookings. Governor Brainard delivered an address on the Fed’s role in financial stability.

Charmaine Crutchfield contributed to this post.

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