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No, there won’t be a millennial ‘lost generation,’ analysts say


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The economic case for mentoring disadvantaged youth


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The West Needs a Water Market to Fight Drought


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Gov. Jerry Brown addresses drought conference at Stanford on Monday


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Democrats and Republicans unite in calls to rebuild US penal system


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Mining still thrives in bone dry, drought-stricken West


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The Story of California Water According to Jerry Brown


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Huntington Ingalls chief touts value of preschool


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One Troubling Chart Reveals the Harsh Truth About Inequality in America


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Confronting the West’s Water Crisis


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Miss. locks up more per capita than China and Russia


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Jerry Brown takes the long view on water


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California drought: Gov. Jerry Brown touts water bond measure at Stanford summit


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Gov. Brown: California Should Lead the Way With Water Policies


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Governor Brown: California needs long-term vision on water


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Gov. Jerry Brown touts decades of experience on water policy


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Think Tanks: Obama sides with Amazon against workers


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AM Alert: Jerry Brown dives into water policy at Stanford University


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Business, Finance Leaders Address U.S. Water Policy


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These maps of water use show why the Western US is in trouble


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The Forgotten Poor: More Children Living in Extreme Poverty


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The West is bone dry. Here’s how to help


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Private Companies Are Driving China’s Growth


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The Risks of Cheap Water


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How Uber and the Sharing Economy Can Win Over Regulations


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EPA readies major ozone rule change


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What Would Milton Friedman Do About Climate Change? Tax Carbon


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13 charts that explain why your college major matters


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What Tattoos Tell Us About the Economy


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Should some college students rethink their majors?


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Why public investment really is a free lunch


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The best US college majors for getting very rich


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Which College Majors Pay the Most Over a Lifetime?


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The One Argument In Favor of Student Loans


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34 Winning Proposals to Combat Climate Change Announced

A Hamilton Project discussion paper by Adele C. Morris on implementing a carbon tax, was one of the 34 winning proposals to combat climate change, announced MIT's Climate CoLab. 


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Social Entrepreneurs: Say Yes


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O & G extraction engineers top industry pay scale


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Is Your College Investment Going to Pay Off?


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Study: People with a degree tend to earn more over a lifetime


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Patient Health Doesn’t Explain Cost Differences


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Chemical engineering majors top list of lifetime earners


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Chemical Engineering Is the Best-Paying Major


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Growing wealth gap may threaten education’s role in social mobility


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How to make sure college is worth the cost


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Summers: U.S. Should Gradually Shift to More Short-Term Debt


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Now as Provocateur, Summers Says Treasury Undermined Fed


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Sorry, CompSci majors: Engineering degrees will out-earn you


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School spending by affluent is widening wealth gap


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The College Majors That Will help You Make the Most Money


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Need comprehensive tax reform

Advisory Council member Larry Summers weighs in on whether asses are fully priced,


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The College Majors With the Biggest Lifetime Earnings


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Want to Be Stinking Rich? Major in Economics.


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What it’s like to graduate from college with the lowest-paying major


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Want proof college is worth it? Look at this list of the highest-paying majors


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The 9 college majors that earn the most money are all in engineering


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This Important Unemployment Gauge Signals a Troubling Trend


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Why inequality makes it harder to stop climate change


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US Fishing Industry Contributes Nearly $90 Billion To The Economy


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“Getting-by Girls” Fall Between Academic Winners, Losers


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Lew: Global Warming Costing U.S.


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Obama’s inconvenient truth


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UN Climate Summit: Obama flexes US muscle in global climate fight


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Obama calls for more aggressive fight against climate change


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Catch Shares as Catch Can? A New Proposal for Fisheries Management.


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Retirement savins in the US grow across all age groups


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No trade-off between climate fight and growth: US’s Lew


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Lew: Climate change hits all sectors of economy


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Lew Says ‘More to Say’ Later Today on Tax Inversions


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Combating Climate Change Will Strengthen U.S. Economy, Lew Says


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Treasury Secretary Says U.S. Must Act Now on Climate Change


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Behind the Fed’s Dovish Turn on Rates


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Obama to Tout U.S. Action on Climate at U.N. Summit


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Opinion: Alimony law revision is a step in the right direction


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Bold reform is the only answer to secular stagnation


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HOT BLAST: What if we started school each day at 8:45?


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When Whites Just Don’t Get It


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The case for letting high school students sleep in


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Divisions Grow as a Downturn Rocks Europe


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Eurosclerosis Comes to the U.S.


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Letter: Mass incarceration harmful to America


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Recommendations for Further Reading


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No, there won’t be a millennial ‘lost generation,’ analysts say

Market Watch • October 28, 2014 • Steve Goldstein

“Looking at the Fed’s survey of consumer finances and a [Hamilton Project at] Brookings Institution paper, they find that the median education debt for under-35s is $17,200, compared to $29,900 as a mean average, meaning that outliers are skewing the numbers. Only 6% have debt of over $100,000, they add.”

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The economic case for mentoring disadvantaged youth

Washington Post • October 28, 2014 • Tina Griego

“Today, Columbia University graduate student Isaac Solano discusses the role mentoring has played in his journey out of poverty. He refers to both informal and formal mentoring, the latter of which Wellesley College professor Phillip Levine evaluated a few months ago for the Brookings Institutions’ Hamilton Project. His paper was part of the project’s June 2014 “Policies to Address Poverty in America.””

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Sen. Whitehouse Delivers Keynote Address at NYU Conference on Climate Policy

Sheldon Whitehouse • October 28, 2014

“As University of Chicago Economics Professor Michael Greenstone recently explained, this concept is widely accepted in his field: The media always reports that there’s near consensus amongst scientists about the fact that human activity impacts climate change. What does not receive as much attention is that there’s even greater consensus amongst economists, starting from Milton Friedman and moving into the most left-wing economists that you could find, that the obvious correct public policy solution to this is to put a price on carbon. It’s not controversial.”

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The Economics of Inequality: Emmanuel Saez and Laura Tyson

Institute for Business & Social Impact • October 28, 2014

“But beyond spurring a general sense of unfairness, what do they mean? Why should we care? That was the issue posed to Saez and to Laura D. Tyson, professor of economics and director of the Institute for Business and Social Impact, at a recent forum hosted by Dean Rich Lyons on inequality in the 21st century”

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Water Trading: Studies Call for Market-based Water Use System

Breaking Energy • October 27, 2014 • Roman Kilisek

““The Hamilton Project at Brookings and the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment recently hosted a forum on the water crisis in the US. This resulted in the release of two interesting new discussion papers – “New Directions for US Water Policy” – charting feasible paths for improving water management in the US in the face of increasingly scarce water supplies…” ”

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