Brookings Institution

Setting Priorities, Meeting Needs: The Case for a National Infrastructure Bank

William A. Galston and Korin Davis
December 13, 2012

In its initial fiscal cliff proposal to Republicans, the White House requested additional multi-year stimulus spending, most notably $50 billion in new infrastructure funds for FY

How Well Are American Students Learning?

Tom Loveless
November 5, 2012

A series of data analyses from the left-leaning Brookings Institution find no link between high state standards and high student achievement.

Bandwidth for the People

Robert Crandall, Robert Hahn, Robert Litan, and Scott Wallsten
May 1, 2004

High-speed access to the Internet, or “broadband,” could be a tremendous boon to economic growth. In March 2004, the Bush administration made rapid deployment of broadband a national priority.

Toppling off the Fiscal Cliff: Whose Taxes Rise and How Much?

Roberton Williams, Eric Toder, Donald Marron, and Hang Nguyen
October 1, 2012

The fiscal cliff threatens an unprecedented tax increase at year end.

Universal Service Fund Reform: Expanding Broadband Internet Access in the United States

Jeffrey Rosen
April 1, 2011

Two-thirds of Americans have broadband Internet access in their homes. But because of poor infrastructure or high prices, the remaining third of Americans do not.

High-Stakes: Findings from a National Study of Life-or-Death Decisions by Charter School Authorizers

Bryan C. Hassel, Meagan Batdorff
February 2, 2004

This Brookings Institution study reviews the authorization decisions of 50 randomly selected charter school authorizers to draw conclusions about how well authorizers supervise their schools.

Extending Deregulation: Make the U.S. Economy More Efficient

Robert W. Crandall
January 1, 2008

Since the 1970s, deregulation has succeeded in increasing overall economic welfare and sharply reducing prices , generally by about 30 percent, for transportation—including air travel, rail transpo

The Effects of School Vouchers on College Enrollment

Paul Peterson, Matthew Chingos
August 27, 2012

Vouchers boost black students’ college enrollment rates by 24 percent and double student attendance at selective colleges, conclude researchers Paul Peterson and Matthew Chingos in the first study

Hitting The Wrong Target: Why A “Wall Street” Transaction Tax Will Hit Main Street Investors And Miss The Mark on Other Fronts

Robert E. Litan
April 21, 2010

In December of 2009, two proposals for taxes on the purchase and sale of securities in U.S. financial markets were introduced in Congress, one by Rep. DeFazio and the other by Sen. Harkin.

Ten Years of the EITC Movement: Making Work Pay Then and Now

Steve Holt
April 1, 2011

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is an earnings supplement available through the income tax system that offsets payroll taxes and supports low- and moderate­íncome workers raising children.

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