Brookings Institution

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  • Low Wages And High Unemployment For U.S. Men

    Webcasts // Aug 2011 // provided by Brookings Institution

    In this webcast, the presenter discusses disturbing trends for men in the U.S. work force today: nearly one man in five is unemployed, wages for men who do have jobs are historically low, and workforce opportunities for men are shrinking.

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  • The Education Crisis In Developing Countries

    Webcasts // Aug 2011 // provided by Brookings Institution

    The presenter explains that the education crisis in developing countries has three tiers of trouble: many children, especially those in conflict areas, can't go to school; many children who do go to school are not learning fundamental skills like reading; and post-primary students don't acquire the skills they need to ...

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  • The Long-Awaited Rise Of India

    Webcasts // Aug 2011 // provided by Brookings Institution

    With more than a billion citizens, a thriving economy and a rapidly modernizing military, India is swiftly becoming a growing force in geopolitics. The presenter explains the country's complex relationships with its neighbors in Asia and the Persian Gulf and describes how the increased competitive pressures of its economy will ...

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  • Barriers And Benefits In Free Trade Agreements

    Webcasts // Jul 2011 // provided by Brookings Institution

    This webcast shows that the political arguments and protectionism often stand in the way of approving free trade agreements, and nations jockey with one another in trade negotiations to gain advantage. The presenter shows that overall, economic benefits flow to the overall national economy and all the way down to ...

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  • Addressing Export Control in the Age of Cloud Computing

    White Papers // Jul 2011 // provided by Brookings Institution

    Cloud computing is reshaping the landscape with respect to business, government, university, and consumer information technologies, delivering increased flexibility and improved cost efficiencies for a wide range of services. Along with its many advantages, however, the move to the cloud also creates new mechanisms for the unintentional or intentional export ...

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  • The Debt Crisis In The Eurozone

    Webcasts // Jul 2011 // provided by Brookings Institution

    This webcast shows that the European debt crisis has spread from Greece to Italy, and the presenter warns the contagion will continue unless structural reforms can be put in place and Greece stabilized. The presenter argues that the problem is affecting the Euro region as a whole, and greater central ...

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  • Improve Medicare, Medicaid Now To Avoid Radical Changes Later

    Webcasts // Jul 2011 // provided by Brookings Institution

    As Washington struggles to tackle the nation's debt, policymakers on both sides of the aisle have begun to acknowledge that the current course of the country's Medicare and Medicaid programs - long thought of as the third rail of American politics - is unsustainable. In this webcast, the presenter explains ...

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  • Finding The Right Balance In Regulation

    Webcasts // Jul 2011 // provided by Brookings Institution

    In this webcast, the presenter shows that the government regulations have the power to spur innovation or inhibit economic growth. The key, the presenter presents, is to find the right balance between the costs of regulation to business and the benefits to the public in health, safety and security.

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  • Constraints On Leadership In Washington

    White Papers // Jul 2011 // provided by Brookings Institution

    It is commonplace today to assert that American politics and governance are dysfunctional. In many respects, the received wisdom is correct. The authors survived the most severe financial crisis and economic downturn since the 1930s without falling into another Great Depression, but the country still faces enormous economic challenges. These ...

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  • Coping With China In The South China Sea

    Webcasts // Jun 2011 // provided by Brookings Institution

    The webcast show that the tensions in the South China Sea have accelerated in recent months, as China makes assertive moves to protect its claims in the area. The presenter presents that the Asian nations in the region have strong interests in the possible sub-sea energy wealth and navigation and ...

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