A roundup of some of the content published today at Brookings.
- Government control of the Internet. Stuart Brotman reflects on the legacy of Ithiel de Sola Pool, whose 1983 work, Technologies of Freedom, remains relevant in today’s debates about government-centric models of Internet governance.
- Misinformation in student loan borrowing. Beth Akers discusses her new report, with Matt Chingos, on the degree to which student borrowers are aware of their financial circumstances.
- U.S. should reconsider 1975 Energy Policy and Conservation Act. Charles Ebinger, in testimony before a House committee, compares the energy situation then to today’s, and argues that the ban on crude oil exports should be lifted.
- Report from the metropolitan revolution. Bruce Katz, co-author with Jennifer Bradley of The Metropolitan Revolution, looks back and looks ahead at how city and metropolitan leaders are engaged in “collaborative problem-solving and pragmatic purpose.”
- Colorado’s first year of legal pot. John Hudak interviews Barbara Brohl, who as executive director of the Colorado Department of Revenue is the top marijuana regulator in that state.
- Unpredictable hours and upward mobility. Richard Reeves and Edward Rodrigue ask if unpredictable hours faced by many American workers make upward mobility harder.
- Chalk Talk: A conversation with Brown Center experts. In a new podcast, education experts in the Brookings Brown Center discuss higher ed financing.