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Reading Materials

The New York Times | Neil Irwin

Why More Education Won’t Fix Economic Inequality

Inequality is being driven by the sharp upward movement of the very top of the income distribution.

The Guardian | Nicole Kobie

The Internet of Things: Convenience at a Price

We need to decide now what the IoT will look like, how it will protect our privacy, and just how much help we really want from it.

The New York Times | Margaret Sanger-Katz

Income Inequality: It’s Also Bad for Your Health

People in unequal communities were more likely to die before the age of 75 than people in more equal communities.

The Brookings Institution | Jonathan Rauch

The Entrepreneurial Revolution in Health Care

The elements are already in place for a step-change in the years ahead.

U.S. News & World Report | Mort Zuckerman

Making a Mockery of the American Dream

Productivity has been rising for two decades but the benefit has been confined to the already well-off.

The Conversation | Jake Rosenfeld

The Rise and Fall of Us Labor Unions, and Why They Still Matter

Recent successes by these organizations reveal the importance of a revitalized labor movement for the nation’s economic and civic health.

The Washington Post | Ana Swanson

The Cities Where Salaries Are Keeping up with Housing Prices and Where They’re Not

Home prices in cities around the U.S. have been growing at about 13 times faster than wages since rebounding in 2012.

The New York Times | Thomas B. Edsall

How Poor Are the Poor?

There are disagreements over how many poor people there are and the conditions they live under.

Republic 3.0 | Anne Kim

Online Learning Goes the Distance

Online education has become an increasingly mainstream part of the higher education landscape.

The Brookings Institution | Elizabeth Kneebone and Natalie Holmes

The Growing Distance Between People and Jobs in Metropolitan America

The Brookings Institution | Tom Loveless

2015 Brown Center Report on American Education: How Well Are American Students Learning?

The reports covers the gender gap in reading, reading achievement, and student engagement.

McKinsey & Company | Nicolas Denis, David Fiocco, and Jeremy Oppenheim

From Liability to Opportunity: How to Build Food Security and Nourish Growth

How to build a food sector that propels economic growth, meets demand, and helps to maintain social stability?

The Washington Post | Larry Downes

Did the National Broadband Plan Spur Innovation?

The National Broadband Plan defined and refined policies to accelerate broadband deployment, adoption and technical advancement.

The Conversation | Thomas More Smith

Small Businesses May Drive Jobs Growth, but Their Much Bigger Brethren Power the Economy

More than 50% of all workers are employed by very large companies.

The Brookings Institution | Kenan Fikri and Devashree Saha

Using Foreign Direct Investment to Strengthen U.S. Advanced Industries

Advanced industries are the driving force behind an innovative, inclusive, and prosperous U.S. economy.

The New York Times | Natasha Si

Bill Would Limit Use of Student Data

Is the digital revolution in the classroom giving the education technology industry carte blanche to exploit student data?

The Brookings Institution | Julia Gillard and Fred Dews

Julia Gillard on the Power of Universal Education

Former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard discusses overcoming barriers to achieving universal education and why quality of education matters.

Re/code | Ina Fried

Bill Gates Tells Re/code Why We Should Worry About Disease Epidemics, Artificial Intelligence

Gates talked to Re/code about computers with greater-than-human intelligence.

MSNBC | Steve Benen

Target Hikes Minimum Wages, Joins a Growing Club

Target, along with several of the nation’s largest retailers, has raised its minimum wage.

Pew Research Center | Jacob Poushter

Key Takeaways on Technology Use in Emerging and Developing Nations

A report of 32 emerging and developing countries looks at how the increasing use of the internet affects people’s daily lives.

The Conversation | Alex Thomasson

Farmers of the Future Will Utilize Drones, Robots and GPS

Today’s agriculture has transformed into a high-tech enterprise that most 20th-century farmers might barely recognize.

The Brookings Institution | Jennifer Bradley

The Changing Face of the Heartland

We must prepare America’s diverse workforce for tomorrow.

Forbes | Emma Johnson

Mom Who Launched Million-Dollar Business from Home

Tonya Lanthier launched, a job site for the dental industry.

Fast Company | Ben Schiller

You Don’t Need An Energy Company When You Can Buy Power From Your Friends

The future grid could be like an energy Internet” where the traditional hierarchies are overturned.

The Brookings Institution | Kena Fedorschak, Kevin C. Desouza and Gregory Dawson

Federal Agencies Behind the Curve: IoT and BYOD

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and the Internet of Things (IoT) should change the way that government functions.

The Washington Post | Robert J. Samuelson

Robots In the Workplace

Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee: Progress is going to leave behind some people

The National Academies Press | Nicholas M. Donofrio and Kate S. Whitefoot

Making Value for America

Collaborative actions between government, industry, and education institutions can help ensure that the U.S. thrives.

The Washington Post | Harold Meyerson

Why Salaries Don’t Rise

At the rate that new jobs are now popping up, we should be seeing at least some increase in Americans’ take-home pay.

McKinsey & Company | Luis Enriquez, Ina Kota, and Sven Smit

The Outlook for Global Growth in 2015

Despite tempered expectations, most forecasters see strong growth ahead, accelerating in 2016.

Forbes | Niall McCarthy

Where Do American Students Have The Highest Debt?

Today, the level of student debt across the United States stands at a whopping $1.3 trillion, possibly more than the rest of the world combined.

The New York Times | Joe Nocera

College for a New Age

A new book is both a stinging indictment of the university business model and a prediction about how technology is likely to change it.

Center for Global Business and Government | Matthew Slaughter and Matthew Rees

Slaughter & Rees Report: Higher Education, Meet Creative Destruction

The forces of creative destruction appear to be gathering, not waning, in higher education.