A roundup of some of the content published today at Brookings.
- Reforming AGOA for trade. Josh Meltzer makes the case that the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) should be renewed for another 15 years. “This will create,” he says, “necessary certainty and stability to further grow U.S. trade with sub-Saharan Africa.”
- Marriage opportunity. Jon Rauch and William Galston explain why they think the time is right for a new national conversation about marriage and family.
- Rising white-black multiracial population. William Frey documents the fastest-growing racial group in the country, those who identify themselves as “two or more” races.
- Clean Power Plan complexities. Philip Wallach comments on the “staggering” technical problems that the Obama administration faces in implementing its Clear Power Plan initiative.
- Medical device surveillance. The authors of a new Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform paper present the recommendations of a Planning Board for a national medical device postmarket surveillance system.
- A Capital Markets Union. Doug Elliott looks at a European Union proposal for a Capital Markets Union.
- Upending the traditional college degree? Stuart Butler says Coursera’s new arrangement with Google, and other developments in the space, “could be an important step in a radical shakeup of higher education.”