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"New Hamilton Project blog post, "Six Economic Facts About Transportation Infrastructure in the United States," listed as a "Must Read" by Brad DeLong..."
Timeline compromise emerges as policy expiration looms — Shuster’s donor connections raise questions
"...The secretary then heads to Brookings this afternoon to speak about infrastructure financing alongside former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell. After that panel, Rep. John Delaney and Alan Krueger take the stage.."
"...The Obama administration's preferred approach for transportation funding would tax U.S. companies' overseas profits. But it hasn't gained much traction either. How about Build America Bonds? That's a proposal in a new paper from The Hamilton Project, which suggests the bonds could be a short-term solution to the nation's infrastructure funding needs. More likely, Congress will come up with another short-term fix, kicking the proverbial can down the road..."
"...The [Hamilton Project at] Brookings Institution reports that median earnings (the level in the middle of the wage distribution) of working men aged 30 to 45 without a high school diploma, fell in inflation-adjusted terms by 20% between 1990 and 2013, to $25,500 from $31,900 (in 2013 dollars). For similarly uneducated women the decline was not as steep, but still a significant 12%..."
"...The Hamilton Project at Brookings still shows a 3.9 million job gap to bring employment to pre-recession levels of December 2007. The project reported that the economy needs to generate 249,000 jobs-per-month, a rate that will bring unemployment back to 2007 levels by January 2017..."
"I think we're all expecting and really eager to see more pressure on wages," said Melissa Kearney director of Brookings Institution's Hamilton Project policy group. "There's still slack in the labor market."
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