Quick Hits: Thursday, September 1st

An analysis by the Economic Policy Institute shows that real wages for recent college graduates are lower than they were a decade ago. And college-educated women, even those in their twenties, still earn less than college-educated men.

Brian Michael Jenkins of RAND argues that a new, tiered approach to airline security could be more efficient and keep us safer.

At the NY Times, Catherine Rampell reports that many older unemployed workers fear their age is holding them back from getting work.

A new study from the Applied Research Center shows that Americans are surprisingly indifferent about the country’s increasing racial and ethnic diversity (something I wrote about on Monday).

Quick Hits: Monday, August 30th

Chris Edwards of the Cato Foundation discusses some of the negative consequences of government infrastructure projects.

Michael Mussa of the Peterson Institute dissects what kind of growth rate we can realistically expect for the U.S. economy in the near future.

The American Enterprise Institute explains how competitive bidding could save Medicare money.

At the Urban Institute’s Metrotrends blog, Margery Turner outlines on how we can reduce neighborhood segregation along racial and ethnic lines

Quick Hits: Tuesday, June 14th

The NY Times has a Room for Debate discussion on an issue I blogged about on Sunday: older Americans are staying in the workforce while young workers can’t make their way in.

The New America Foundation has a new podcast up about combining local, state, federal, and private funding streams to improve early childhood education.

The Washington Post’s Fact Checker evaluates Obama’s recent claims about the success of the government bailout of the auto industry.

The Heritage Foundation’s blog The Foundry asks, when talking about the national debt, how do you help people understand how big a trillion is?

Quick Hits: Monday June 13th

The Urban Institute’s Margery Turner on how the field of “urban policy” has changed as cities have gentrified, suburbs have expanded, and the relationship between the two has changed.

Paul Krugman of the NY Times explains that Medicare is cheaper than private insurance and cutting or privatizing Medicare coverage will actually cost more than it will save.

The Center for American Progress posted a short video (3 min.) summarizing what we know about discrimination LGBT people face in the workplace.

Jamelle Bouie at The American Prospect argues that the cuts to employers’ payroll taxes being considered by the Obama administration aren’t the best way to address the ongoing economic slump.